There are two supported implementations for building server-side applications with .NET: .NET Framework and .NET Core. Both share many of the same components and you can share code across the two. However, there are fundamental differences between the two and your choice depends on what you want to accomplish. This article provides guidance on when to use each. Use .NET Core for your server application when: You have cross-platform needs. You are targeting microservices. You are using Docker containers. You need high-performance and scalable systems. You need side-by-side .NET versions per application. Use .NET Framework for your server application when: Your app currently uses .NETRead More →

ASP.NET Core is a redesign of ASP.NET 4.x. This article lists the differences between them. ASP.NET Core ASP.NET Core is an open-source, cross-platform framework for building modern, cloud-based web apps on Windows, macOS, or Linux. ASP.NET Core provides the following benefits: A unified story for building web UI and web APIs. Architected for testability. Razor Pages makes coding page-focused scenarios easier and more productive. Blazor lets you use C# in the browser alongside JavaScript. Share server-side and client-side app logic all written with .NET. Ability to develop and run on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Open-source and community-focused. Integration of modern, client-side frameworks and development workflows. Support for hosting Remote ProcedureRead More →

ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform, high-performance, open-source framework for building modern, cloud-based, Internet-connected applications. With ASP.NET Core, you can: Build web apps and services, IoT apps, and mobile backends. Use your favorite development tools on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Deploy to the cloud or on-premises. Run on .NET Core or .NET Framework. Why choose ASP.NET Core? Millions of developers have used (and continue to use) ASP.NET 4.x to create web apps. ASP.NET Core is a redesign of ASP.NET 4.x, with architectural changes that result in a leaner, more modular framework. ASP.NET Core provides the following benefits: A unified story for building web UI and web APIs. Architected for testability. Razor Pages makes codingRead More →