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Features of ASP.NET Core That Help in Building Better Applications

By lindahudson More Blogs by This Author

ASP.NET is one of Microsofts most successful web application development frameworks. With every update, new and extended features are added to the ASP.NET Core framework that help developers to deploy highly scalable and high-performing web applications.

When coupled with application monitoring and other performance tools, ASP.NET Core becomes a powerful solution for building incredible web applications.

Within the framework itself, there are myriad features that help you to overcome common development challenges, do more with your applications, and boost performance. Below are themost significant features of ASP.NET.

Cross-platform Functionality

When it comes to targeting Mac OS, Linux, or Unix systems, the ASP.NET Core stands out and is considered as the best choice. Developers can now deploy the latest technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Docker, Kubernetes and others with the ASP.Net Core framework. The ASP.NET Core SDK offers various command-line tools which help you to create, compile, build, and publish ASP.NET Core applications on any OS.

Enhanced Performance

ASP.NET Core surpasses the originalASP.NET by a factor of 10. Microsofts expert team ensures that it performs better than the current technologies used in microservices, networking, compression, and concurrency, which are contemporary in the age of Web APIs that work much faster with the ASP.Net Core framework. Also, the size of an HTTP request went from 30 kb in the ASP.NET to 2 kb in ASP.NET Core. Thus, it can be said that the ASP.NET Core framework greatly improves performance.

Unification of Development Models

The MVC & Web API development models are unified, and they use the same base class controller. It enables a controller to expose HTML and Web Service features. It is the MVC model of ASP.NET Core which provides the functionality for creating web APIs and web applications that are testable. Furthermore, built-in support for multiple data formats and content negotiation enables your web applications to functionacross a wide range of platforms, including mobile devices and browsers.

Integrated Dependency Injection

Dependency injection, since it allows for weak coupling and better code testability, has always been at the heart of development issues. The ASP.NET Core framework now combines a whole new architecture related to dependency injection. Also, the modularity and flexibility of .NET Core rely heavily on dependency injection, which is one of the essential features of ASP.NET Core. And since ASP.NET Core implements the management of the injection of dependencies natively, developers will no longer require third-party tools to implementthis practice.

SignalR Java Client

Another newfeature of ASP.NET Core includes the addition of a Java client for SignalR. It is basically a library for ASP.NET that enables server code to send asynchronous notifications to the client-side web applications. As for the Java client that is added, it supports the connection to SignalR Server from Java code, including Android apps.

Self-hosted Web Apps

ASP.NET Core or .NET Core applications no longer require the IIS for hosting. This is because they can now be self-hosted or hosted on Nginx for Linux distributions. It actually comes from the desire to launch ASP .NET Core applications independently on all the platforms. Even in production, IIS (or Nginx) is a reverse proxy for the self-hosted application.

Minimal Code

ASP.NET Core implements various common APIs with the .NET framework in addition to the APIs that are specific to UNIX, Linux and OS X. Common applications are grouped in the ASP.NET Standard, which can be implemented by both ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET Framework. This implies that any code targeting the .NET Standard can run on the ASP.NET Core and ASP.NET Framework. Therefore, this makes it simple enough to share the code between the two platforms.

Razor Pages

Another significant feature of ASP.NET Core is the appearance of Razor Pages. This feature is enabled in the Start-up class via dependency injection. These new pages further allow the implementation of independent views of controllers. And they also make the development of scenarios more fluid while clarifying the architecture of the solution.

Thus, it can be said that ASP.NET Core is a high-performance, open-source multi platform framework that enables you to create modern cloud applications that are connected to the Internet.

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