A few weeks ago, microsoft announced ASP.NET vNext and plans for the future of .NET on the server. ASP.NET vNext is designed for both cloud and server, offering SxS installation options and significantly enhanced developer productivity, through a modular and highly configurable framework and web stack.
ASP.NET vNext is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP.NET vNext is fully open source and available on GitHub. ASP.NET vNext is currently in preview. Using ASP.NET vNext you will be able to compile C# 6 and VB with the Roslyn compilers, host ASP.NET vNext apps on the server or cloud, compile your Windows Store apps with the .NET Native ahead of time compiler, and enjoy faster desktop and server apps with the Next Generation JIT.
ASP.NET vNext includes updated versions of MVC, Web API, Web Pages, SignalR and EF. The key improvement with these frameworks is that MVC, Web API and Web Pages have been merged into a single programming model. ASP.NET vNext is an open source project released under Apache License Version 2.0 by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. You can follow its progress and find instructions on how to contribute on https://github.com/aspnet .
To learn more about the ASP.NET vNext announcements, check below links:
- Introducing the future of .NET on the server
- Deep Dive the future of .NET on the server
- Introducing ASP.NET vNext – (SCOTT HANSELMAN)
- The Next Generation of .NET – ASP.NET vNext – (.NET Framework Blog)
- ASP.NET vNext: the future of .NET on the Server – (.NET Framework Platform Development .NET Web Development and Tools Blog)