The year 2016 is a historical milestone for Microsoft’s .NET web stack, as it is the year in which Microsoft released .NET Core, a complete open‐source and cross‐platform framework for building applications and services. It includes ASP.NET Core and a reworked MVC framework.
This first chapter is a brief introduction to ASP.NET Core. It can be used either as a refresher if you already have experience with this new framework or as a teaser and summary if you haven’t seen anything yet.
GETTING THE NAMES RIGHT
Before delving into the new framework, it is important to get all the names and version numbers right, as for the untrained eye it can otherwise seem just a big mess.
ASP.NET Core was released in 2016. It is a full rewrite of ASP.NET, completely open‐source, cross‐platform, and developed without the burden of backward compatibility. Notable features are a new execution environment, a new project and dependency ...