Microsoft made .NET Core as an added component in the next .NET framework. The interesting part is that .NET Core is open source and has included ASP 5.0 in its core part and in other part as well.

The technical reasons why Microsoft has made .NET Core open source may be to resolve some complex issues wherein knowledge of functioning of some libraries is paramount, for instance in the case of delegates and events. It could create an impact to the smart phone industry. Microsoft provided some more details about the open source technology. .NET Core is a lightweight, blazing fast and modular platform for building web apps and services running on Linux, Windows and Mac.

Problem and challenge to a developer. The scenario is that if one wants to run .net code, make sure that .net framework is installed on the machine. If it’s not there, it should be downloaded and installed on the machine. Furthermore, to install .NET, one needs Microsoft windows OS. This means that a developer could not run the .NET program without the Windows operating system and the .NET framework. This is the main barrier that not just limits programs but also the career of a .NET developer.

The issue has changed. With the open source, a program could now run on Linux or Mac OS. It is great for a developer to apply skills for building an iPhone application and Linux. Certainly, if this is possible, it would open up new horizon for one’s career since the developer could now develop iPhone apps using the .NET programming knowledge. And definitely, this is possible since Microsoft exactly has provided the solution to this issue and has made it possible to run code on non-Windows platform too.

The long-term impact of open source .NET Core by Microsoft would be huge. The real cross-platform .NET would have a direct effect on hosting, licensing as well as maintenance cost. This simplifies selling .NET apps through a magnitude one could not even imagine.

Making software is a wonderful process, which make every developer feel inventive, creative and fulfilled. Nevertheless, selling or supporting sales processes is a different thing. Selling a software development organization is scary, one has to worry about a lot of factors that have nothing to do with the actual development. People in the sales department must prove and convince clients that the product is the best they could get for the price to be paid. That is why, cutting the cost of development and maintenance is always vital. The easy way to cut on software development cost is to deploy it on an environment that does not need additional licensing. With .NET Core, NET could easily cope with any technical problem thrown at it.

.NET Core was designed putting in mind testability, thus creating unit tests for apps is easier than ever before. With a suite of automated tests is one of the best ways of making certain that a software app does what the authors intend it to do. There are various tests for software applications, such as web tests, integration tests, load software components or methods. Unit tests must only test code within the control of a developer and must not test infrastructure issues, such as file systems, databases or network resources.

.NET Core come with a great advantage of including just the functions and libraries one explicitly wants to use in an app instead of bringing in the whole framework. Thus, one only pays, programmatically speaking for what one will use.

.NET Core is the first big step on the road for Microsoft. The next work should be undertaken by the wider .NET Community, inside and outside Microsoft. Creating a modern .NET app relies on a wide range of first and third-party packages, majority are open source and on NuGet.

The effect of .NET Core in the future is that many developers would adapt it. The benchmarks look terrific and from the outset transition from pre-core mindset will not be heard, as a lot of those previous features are created as services and middle-wares in the new core framework. The trend is moving to a more modular framework with more features being added via external plugins and the official ASP.NET site is heading to that direction via core as well.
Undoubtedly, .NET Core has made its impact of a lot of factors since its release. The open source platform has created a lot of positive outlooks in software development at present.

Author's Bio: 

Ritesh Mehta works as a senior Technical Account Manager in a software development company named TatvaSoft Australia based in Melbourne. He specializes in Agile Scrum methodology, Marketing Ops (MRM) application development, SAAS & SOA application development, Offshore & Vendor team management. Also, he is knowledgeable and well-experienced in conducting business analysis, product development, team management and client relationship management.