CHAPTER 16

Migration and Adoption Strategies

The most expensive part of a building is the mistakes.

—Ken Follett, “The Pillars of the Earth“

ASP.NET Core is not the newest version of ASP.NET 4.x. Despite its unfortunate (but deliberately chosen) name, it’s a whole new framework, albeit deeply inspired by the current ASP.NET and in particular, by the ASP.NET MVC framework. Overall, we would not go too far from the truth by saying that ASP.NET Core is ASP.NET just as one would rewrite it today. It’s more modular and with a smaller memory footprint than classic ASP.NET, and it can target multiple hardware/software platforms. For example, new ASP.NET Core applications also can now run natively on a variety of Linux and Mac OS platforms.

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