Many use .NET for its simplified development efforts while countless developers use it for its consistent programming model and direct support for security, suitable for dynamic software/applications development.
And in midst of all this, on Nov12 2014, Microsoft Corp. stepped into the scene with something extraordinary, as always. Microsoft armored towards providing developers with a much dynamic experience by open sourcing the full server side .NET platform. Yes, Microsoft has marched towards open source keeping in mind the rising antagonism and arrival of hot technologies that provide developers with much flexibility and ease.
Concept .NET 2015-
Now, Microsoft will provide full .NET server stack in open source including ASP.NET, the .NET compiler, .NET Core Runtime, Frameworks, Libraries, and more. This will enable developers to use .NET for cross platform development across Windows, Linux, Mac and possibly more.
One may exaggerate about .NET 2015 to exclaim that now there will be no stopping to custom/eCommerce/business application and software development using Microsoft technology to get manifold .NET benefits such as security, consistent programming, application deployment, maintenance and more.
In the similar conference, Microsoft just not only disclosed its marching towards open source arena but also revealed few more steps leaped forward by Microsoft Corp.
Visual Studio Open for Developers Across the World-
Visual Studio Community 2013 was declared free for all the developers across the world. The declared version is full extensible and can target any platform, from devices to desktop upto cloud and web services. The community edition is available for all developers and developers now can access Microsoft’s Visual Studio toolset for all non enterprise application development.
Visual Studio 2015-
Visual Studio 2015 will be developed keeping the same concept that of .NET 2015. Using Visual Studio 2015 developers will be able to develop applications for any device from iOS to Android upto Windows, on any platform.
Brining into Cloud-
ASP.NET 5.0, disclosed by Microsoft in the similar conference, is made to be optimized for cloud and server workloads. Also, the whole new feature Connected Services Manager in Visual Studio 2015 will make it easier to connect applications to line-of-business API services such as the Office 365 API, SalesForce, and other.
First the .NET Restful Web API and now the dynamic .NET 2015, whatever the inventions may be, the core benefit leads to a singular conclusion that developers will now be able to perform more swiftly by employing .NET technologies on any platform freely. People will now be able to experience the ultimate strength of Microsoft technology via their applications and software, if built using new Microsoft tools.