ASP.NET Core is a new open-source and cross-platform framework for building modern cloud-based Internet-connected applications, such as web apps, IoT apps and mobile backends. It was architected to provide an optimized development framework for apps that are deployed to the cloud or run on-premises.
It consists of modular components with minimal overhead, so you retain flexibility while constructing your solutions.
ASP.NET Core is a significant redesign of ASP.NET, with architectural changes that result in a leaner and modular framework.
ASP.NET Core is not based on System.Web.dll. It is based on a set of granular and well-factored NuGet packages. This allows you to optimize your app to include just the NuGet packages you need. The benefits of a smaller app surface area include tighter security, reduced servicing, improved performance, and decreased costs in a pay for what you use model.
ASP.NET Core provides the following improvements compared to ASP.NET:
- A unified story for building web UI and web APIs.
- Integration of modern client-side frameworks and development workflows.
- A cloud-ready environment-based configuration system.
- Built-in dependency injection.
- A light-weight and modular HTTP request pipeline.
- Ability to host on IIS or self-host in your own process.
- Built on .Net Core, which supports true side-by-side app versioning.
- Ships entirely as NuGet packages.
- New tooling that simplifies modern web development.
- Build and run cross-platform ASP.NET Core apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Open-source and community-focused.
ASP.NET Core MVC
What is the MVC pattern?
The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern separates an application into three main groups of components: Models, Views, and Controllers. This pattern helps to achieve separation of concerns. Using this pattern, user requests are routed to a Controller which is responsible for working with the Model to perform user actions and/or retrieve results of queries. The Controller chooses the View to display to the user, and provides it with any Model data it requires.
The following diagram shows the three main components and which ones reference the others:
You can develop and run ASP.NET Core apps on Windows, Mac and Linux. ASP.NET Core apps can run on .NET Core or on the .NET Framework.
What is ASP.NET Core MVC
The ASP.NET Core MVC framework is a lightweight, open source, highly testable presentation framework optimized for use with ASP.NET Core.
ASP.NET Core MVC provides a patterns-based way to build dynamic websites that enables a clean separation of concerns. It gives you full control over markup, supports TDD-friendly development and uses the latest web standards.
ASP.NET Core MVC includes the following:
- Model binding
- Model validation
- Dependency injection
- Web APIs
- Razor view engine
- Strongly typed views
- Tag Helpers
- View Components
As ASP.NET Core MVC offers so many benefits over previous versions, this improved framework is highly preferred by our team for building high-end enterprise apps with intuitive user experience. Its rich community is an added advantage.
Be it business websites or web shops, you can gain an edge over competition with .NET development.