This chapter gives you an overview of the .NET Core platform and the features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 specific to the environment.
The following are the acronyms introduced in this chapter and used throughout the book:
Application programming interface (API)
Base Class Library (BCL)
Common Type System (CTS)
Common Intermediate Language (CIL)
Common Language Infrastructure (CLI)
Common Language Runtime (CLR)
Common Language Specification (CLS)
Framework Class Library (FCL)
General availability (GA)
Intermediate language (IL)
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