Benefits of ASP.NET Core to Develop Modern Web Applications
20 Jun. 2018 Microsoft Solutions
Today’s web applications are feature rich, complex and demanding. The frameworks used to build the web applications should be secure, flexible, scalable and cloud-ready. Developers have many choices when it comes to selecting a framework for developing modern client-side web apps that follow the MVC approach.
ASP.NET Core MVC: A Modern and Open Source Framework
A robust full-featured framework that’s emerging as a popular choice for developers is ASP.NET Core MVC 6. Please keep in mind that ASP.NET Core MVC is different from ASP.NET MVC in a way that the latter is only used to build applications that run within the Windows platform.
ASP.NET Core is a redesign of the classic ASP.NET 4.x with architectural changes that are aligned with modern development techniques resulting in a more lean and modular framework. It’s an open-source and cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and Mac) development framework that can be used for deploying on the cloud or on-premise environments.
Why Choose ASP.NET Core MVC Framework for Your Next Web Application?
ASP.NET Core MVC leverages the benefits of ASP.NET Core as listed in the graphic to make developer’s life easier. ASP.NET Core MVC provides features to build super-fast APIs for mobile app backends and web apps. Let’s take a look at some of the essential elements that make this framework popular among .NET developers:
- MVC Architecture:
Based on the battle-tested Model, View and Controller architecture; this framework helps you make web APIs and custom web applications testable by achieving a clear separation of concerns. This precise distinction makes it easier for the developer code, debug or test something in either the model, view or controller.
The framework offers built-in templates for two of the most popular SPA frameworks: Angular and React. It enables developers to build fully functional front-end web apps.
- Razor Pages:
Introduced in ASP.NET Core 2.0, Razor pages is a page-based programming model that makes building web UI easier and more productive.
- Cross Platform:
Apps developed using this framework can run on Windows, Linux, and macOS. It ensures a better reach for your app and faster speed to market.
- Improved Collaboration:
Developers are free to choose their development OS. You can honestly have a team of developers working across macOS, Windows or Linux machines and collaborating on the same project. It is made possible by the unified experience provided by the visual studio IDE across OSes.
- Support for Dependency Injection:
With ASP.NET Core MVC version 6, dependency injection is built-in. No more reliance on third-party frameworks such as AutoFacor and Ninject.
With continuous improvements to ASP.NET’s Core Features, Microsoft is wooing a lot of developer talent towards its stables making it one of the most popular web app frameworks out there.