With ASP.NET vNext Microsoft has remodeled the entire pattern, with lots of added features and improvements in programming model. I have tried to compile the information from few useful source in this post which contains the complete list of ASP.NET vNext features.
The best part of this is it’s a open source, in this post I have just collected few interesting features of ASP.NET vNext and the video of 2 great Scott’s (Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter) originally presented in Microsoft TechEd North America 2014.
Here are some of the new features in ASP.NET vNext.
- Cloud-ready out of the box
- A single programming model for Web sites and services
- Low-latency developer experience
- Make high-performance and high-productivity APIs and patterns available – enable them both to be used and compose together within a single app
- Fine-grained control available via command-line tools and standard file formats
- Delivered via NuGet
- Release as open source via the .NET Foundation
- Can run on Mono, on Mac and Linux
Rebuilt from the Ground Up
- MVC, Web API, and Web Pages are merged into one framework, called MVC 6. The new framework uses a common set of abstractions for routing, action selection, filters, model binding, and so on.
- Dependency injection is built into the framework. Use your preferred IoC container to register dependencies.
- vNext is host agnostic. You can host your app in IIS, or self-host in a custom process. (Web API 2 and SignalR 2 already support self-hosting; vNext brings this same capability to MVC.)
- vNext is open source and cross platform.
- MVC 6 has no dependency on System.Web.dll. The result is a leaner framework, with faster startup time and lower memory consumption.
- vNext apps can use a cloud-optimized runtime and subset of the .NET Framework. This subset of the framework is about 11 megabytes in size compared to 200 megabytes for the full framework, and is composed of a collection of NuGet packages.
- Because the cloud-optimized framework is a collection of NuGet packages, your app can include only the packages you actually need. No unnecessary memory, disk space, loading time, etc.
- Microsoft can deliver updates to the framework on a faster cadence, because each part can be updated independently.
True Side-by-Side Deployment
The reduced footprint of the cloud-optimized runtime makes it practical to deploy the framework with your app.
- You can run apps side-by-side with different versions of the framework on the same server.
- Your apps are insulated from framework changes on the server.
- You can make framework updates for each app on its own schedule.
- No errors when you deploy to production resulting from a mismatch between the framework patch level on the development machine and the production server.
New Development Experience
vNext uses the Roslyn compiler to compile code dynamically.
- You can edit a code file, refresh the browser, and see the changes without rebuilding the project.
- Besides streamlining the development process, dynamic code compilation enables development scenarios that were not possible before, such as editing code on the server using Visual Studio Online ("Monaco").
- You can choose your own editors and tools.
You can find this video and many other interesting videos of TechEd North America 2014 @ http://tena2014.eventpoint.com/topic/list
Link to Scott Hanselman blog: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/IntroducingASPNETVNext.aspx
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I hope this compiled information might help you to kick start your journey of ASP.NET vNext, please share your views in the comments below.