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What is .Net Core?

.NET Core is an open-source, general-purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community on GitHub. It’s cross-platform, supporting Windows, macOS, and Linux, and can be used in device, cloud, and embedded/IoT scenarios.

Here are some key points about .NET Core:

  • Cross-Platform: .NET Core can run on Windows, macOS, and various distributions of Linux. This capability makes it attractive for developers who want to develop or run their applications on multiple platforms without significant changes.
  • Performance: .NET Core has been designed from scratch to be modular and optimized. It offers high performance for web applications, services, and server-side applications.
  • Open Source: One of the significant changes from the traditional .NET Framework is that .NET Core is open source. This means developers can view the source code, contribute to it, and ensure transparency in its development.
  • Modular and Lightweight: .NET Core uses a modular architecture. This means developers can include only the necessary libraries for their application, reducing the app’s size and increasing its performance.
  • Command-Line Interface (CLI): .NET Core includes a powerful command-line interface, which can be used for development tasks like creating, building, and running applications.
  • Compatible with .NET Framework, Xamarin, and Mono: With the .NET Standard, code sharing across these platforms has become much more straightforward.
  • Containers and Microservices: Due to its modularity and lightweight nature, .NET Core is an excellent choice for microservices architectures and can easily be used within Docker containers.
  • Unified Platform with ASP.NET Core: ASP.NET Core is a modern, cloud-optimized framework for building web applications and APIs, and it runs on top of .NET Core. This integration provides a unified way to build web-based applications using the power and features of .NET Core.
  • Continual Improvements and Regular Updates: Since its launch, .NET Core has seen regular updates, new feature introductions, and performance improvements, all driven by both Microsoft and the community’s feedback.

In November 2020, Microsoft released .NET 5, a unification of the .NET Core and the older .NET Framework, marking the beginning of a single platform journey. Subsequent versions (e.g., .NET 6) continue on this path, combining the best of both platforms. It’s worth noting that with the release of .NET 5, the “Core” branding was dropped, so future releases are just “.NET” followed by the version number.

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When is .Net Core a good choice for a software application?

.NET Core, due to its cross-platform capabilities, performance improvements, and open-source nature, has gained significant traction since its release. Various products, from web applications to mobile apps and enterprise software, leverage its robust features. Here are some notable kinds of products and scenarios where .NET Core is typically employed:

  • Web Applications: Through ASP.NET Core, developers build high-performance, modern web applications. This includes everything from simple websites to complex, large-scale applications.
  • Web APIs: RESTful services and APIs for mobile apps, web apps, and microservices architectures are commonly developed using ASP.NET Core.
  • Microservices: .NET Core’s modular architecture and support for Docker and Kubernetes have made it a popular choice for designing microservice-based systems.
  • Serverless Applications: Platforms like Azure Functions allow for building serverless applications using .NET Core.
  • Cloud Applications: .NET Core is optimized for cloud development, especially on the Microsoft Azure platform, but it’s also used with other cloud providers.
  • IoT Applications: Given its cross-platform nature, .NET Core is being used in Internet of Things scenarios, especially for backend services that handle IoT data.
  • Real-time Applications: With ASP.NET Core SignalR, products that need real-time web functionality, like chat applications or live data dashboards, can be built efficiently.
  • Mobile Backends: While the mobile app might be built with technologies like Xamarin (which integrates well with .NET), the backend services and APIs can be crafted using .NET Core.
  • Games Backend: The backend services for many online games, handling things like player data, leaderboards, and real-time game state, can be developed using .NET Core.
  • Enterprise Software: Many businesses are modernizing their legacy software stacks and migrating to .NET Core due to its improved performance and cross-platform support.
  • Content Management Systems (CMS): Some newer CMSs are being built on .NET Core, and some traditional .NET CMSs are looking into migrating or offering .NET Core versions.
  • E-Commerce Platforms: As with CMSs, e-commerce platforms can be built from scratch on .NET Core or migrated from older .NET Framework versions.
  • Custom Software: Many businesses and enterprises have custom software needs, and .NET Core provides a versatile platform for bespoke software development.

While these are general categories, several individual products and projects have been developed using .NET Core. It’s also worth noting that many internal tools and applications (ones that consumers might never see) at various companies are being built or migrated to .NET Core.

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CodeStringers has built numerous SaaS products utilizing Microsoft .Net Core and can provide you with expertise to determine if .Net Core is the “right” choice for your product or if another backend technology is a better fit.