.NET 2015 goes wild

November 12, 2014/POSTED BY Marjan Nikolovski/0 Comments

What’s the fuzz?

.NET is a software framework developed by Microsoft to enable software engineer to develop applications that would primarily run on Windows.  Well that’s about to change with the new announcement of .NET Core 5 development stack.

.NET Core 5 is modular development stack, the pillar of all next .NET frameworks. Currently it was released with support of:
  • Immutable collections;
  • SIMD;
  • Assembly Metadata Reader;
  • XDocument;
  • XmlDocument;
For developers this means that you can ship your code on any supported operating system (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X).


Multiplatform development is nothing new. We’ve had projects like Mono that were addressing multiplatform development before. Mono had successfully managed to develop and release an open source implementation of .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and CLR.

Why are we excited?

We are all excited because multiplatform development is now officially supported by Microsoft. This means that the community will be up to date with the latest releases and changes that are pushed into the wild.

Developers, Developers, Developers

Another great news is related with Visual Studio, the greatest IDE of all times. If licensing was an issue for you (although we have Express for learning and BizSpark program for startups), now you can use a Visual Studio Community Edition for developing your community projects. VS Community Edition is equal to Visual Studio Pro version.


A lot of developers and clients are bragging regarding licenses when it comes to hosting. With ASP.NET vNext you can host your web application on Linux without paying a dime for licenses. With cloud providers, licensing is no more an issue, but this is a discussion topic for another time.


So guys, do some good. Release and/or contribute to open source projects. Be the change you want to see in the community.

About Marjan Nikolovski

Co-owner, Team lead Full stack .NET and Javascript engineer, speaker and active open source contributor. Excited about Distributed programming, Software architecture, Cloud based solutions.


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