Microsoft’s open source .Net now ready for real apps

November 19, 2015

Developers can start using Microsoft’s open source .Net Core cross-platform framework and ASP.Net Web platform in production environments, with an upgrade to be unveiled on Wednesday.

The company is delivering release candidates of .Net Core 5 and the ASP.Net 5 Web framework for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Introduced as an open source project a year ago, .Net Core is intended to scale from the data center to touch-based devices. It features the CoreCLR runtime and CoreFX libraries and is primarily driven by ASP.Net workloads, according to the project’s GitHub page.

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