.Net is a framework that executes on a software environment, rather than a hardware one known as Common Language Runtime (CLR). Being a Microsoft development, it runs mainly on MS Windows. It includes a Framework Class Library (FCL), which provides language interoperability. That means it can read codes in other languages. We are likely to see a promising future with .Net trending platform in 2020. A .net developer needs to keep up with the newness that .Net Framework has to offer. One of them is the latest .Net 5, said to be the future of .Net.
Just before we get to the 2020 .Net trends, let’s look at the Framework’s components.
The .NET Framework has several essential Components.
1.Common Language Runtime (CLR): This is where the .Net programs get executed. The essential features of CLR include;
- a) Garbage Collection – It gets rid of unwanted resources that have exhausted their use, such as file handler.
- b) Variety of programming languages – A .Net developer can build an app using various .Net programming languages. The common ones used are C# and VB.Net. For each of these languages, they are a compiler that separates each one of them. Then the final layer of .Net is the Common Language Interpreter (CLI). It runs the .net programs regardless of the programming language used.
2. Class Library
- We have seen that .Net has a set of libraries. A class library has core purpose functions or methods such as.
- Handling the file-level operation and reading and writing a file text. These methods can split into Systems, * or Microsoft. *Asterisk used refers to that particular method that falls under it, also known as a namespace.
Applications built in .Net falls into several categories:
ASP.Net – Used to develop web-based apps that can run on any browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, and many more.
ADO.Net – A technology that develops apps so they can interact with Microsoft SQL Server and other databases.
TREND 1: THE NEW .NET 5 TREND
We can feel the rising of .Net with the latest, and most talked-about trend. .NET 5. is a framework we should all look out for in 2020. A developer can easily migrate to Blazor, or it’s alternatives such as React and Angular. The .Net 5 with both Open-source and Cross-platform will replace .Net Framework, .Net Core, and Xamarin with a consolidated platform.
A snapshot of the famous.NET 5
EF Core: It will take the place of EF6.
ASP.NET Core: It will be an advancement of ASP.NET
MSIX: It is a new packaging tool that will change from the MSI package installer.
JsonDocument: It changes from System.Text.JsonDocument
ASP.NET Core MVC: It merged from ASP.NET, NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web API.
TREND 2: BLAZOR FRAMEWORK
With an assortment of C#, HTML, and Razor, a developer can build stunning web apps using this open-source Framework. Developers have such a breeze as they create an interactive UI using a C# programming language. It writes server and client codes that make the libraries shareable. No additional plugins are needed.
TREND 3: ML.NET 1.4
It is a new Microsoft update framework that you will find exciting as you innovate your .NET apps, using the machine’s features. It consists of Command Line Interface (CLI), and the Model Builder, which makes the building process of Machine Learning (ML) models easier with AutoML. The .Net developers can integrate it with the support of ML.NET, develop and infuse custom Machine Learning, to their application.
The Framework enables image classification based on the Deep Neural Network (DNN).
TREND 4: MS AZURE CLOUD DEVELOPMENT
It will be one of .Net 5 functionalities. Azure has a blend of great tools and frameworks, including ASP.NETDevOps, Web API, data models, and more. After realizing the excellent services offered by Azure cloud development, Developers have started building software targeting Azure.
TREND 5: THE POPULARITY OF .NET CORE
The .NET Core is a trend you are likely to see for long in 2020. The size of .NET Core 3.1 makes it faster and ideal for cloud installation. It speeds the writing and reading of JSON and supports HTTP/2. That means a .Net developer can port desktop apps to .Net Framework.
The .Net Core 3.1 announced as the last version that will get separated from the .Net products. .Net 5 is going to have a single installation.
Most of the .Net innovations we see today get crafted in .NET Core.
Since .Net Framework is in Windows, it gets updated automatically, while .Net Core is independently shipped.
Xamarin/Mono – It is a .Net implementation responsible for running mobile apps on different platforms such as Android and iOS.
.Net Standard – It is one of the formal API specifications found in .Net implementations. It is the one that allows the same code to run on different applications.
Differentiating between .NET Core and .NET Framework
Many people would not know the difference between the two stated above because they share the same codes and components. But here is why they are different:
- While we’ve already seen that .Net Framework as an open-source, runs mainly on Windows, .Net Core which is a cross-platform, runs on Windows as well, but also on Linux and macOS.
- .Net Framework has available source codes but does not make direct contributions, while .Net Core accepts some community contributions.
In conclusion, the trends discussed here will see them for a while in 2020, as they make a significant impact on the industries. They will benefit .Net developers, as they build dynamic web and mobile applications, as well as scalable and secure Framework.