Microsoft has a new framework on its sleeves – ASP.Net vNext. However, moving to this framework is not supposed to be as radical as moving to the original .NET framework. What the developers need to know is that all the existing codes will not be compatible with the new one. This framework is designed in such a way that it is ideal to be applied to Windows, Mac and Linux systems. This has lead to the amassing of huge popularity with the developers. In addition Microsoft has planned ASP.NET vNext as an open source framework that is effective as well. With the new change in place it is expected to be more streamlined and thus, offer more reliability and clarity for the developers to work upon.
Visual Studio Changes: One of the most noticeable changes is that while debugging is on the Visual Studio displays how long each method will actually take to execute. This information is quite important for the developers. Thus, after much waiting the developers have been finally rewarded with a support that helps them in refactoring.
Besides the change in the Visual Studio, there is the Roslyn compiler that comes with an API. This feature allows the external tools in the process of compilation. Although you might not be able to use this tool directly but a feedback about the code will definitely be helpful. Besides this, the new compiler has a lot to offer. One of the USPs is that it has become easier to rename a member name or a variable in the Visual Studio. This can now be done where the name has been used. There is no need to rely on the declaration only. The new framework also includes several new features for the languages as well. The continuation character will be appearing lesser while developing the strings for the multiple lines.
According to the Roslyn team the latest compiler will be able to build new codes while it generates faster codes. These features have been included to ensure that there is more amount of reliability for the development process. Previously, while the debugging was on certain extra time was required as the build time. But with Roslyn at work such extra times are not required anymore. As you press the keys the system will start running with immediate effect.
Web Forms are not included: It isn’t for the first time that the ASP.NET developers have witnessed such changes. New changes have been introduced since ASP.NET MVC first came into existence. In this newest version the web forms have been given a miss. However, the Web form development will continue to receive support from the Visual Studio. For the PHP developers there are the Web Pages. It makes use of an architecture that is similar to that of the MVC applications and services.
Refresh and work. No need of build: Another advantage of this framework is that there is no need to use IIS Express for testing the web apps. There is a ‘ready to run’ feature that allows the developers to tests their codes in the Visual Studio. They can then go back to the browser, refresh the existing page and see whether the change is working fine. Such features actually work perfectly for the developers as these helps in speeding up the developing process.
Runs fine even with less memory: The ASP.NET vNext enables the apps to run faster even when there is lack of memory. This happens particularly when you are running an app in the cloud where the memory consumption capacity for a general app has been reduced significantly. There are sets of NuGet packages that are found in the runtime environment for the web apps. These can be added as many as possible or even fewer as per the requirement.
No deployment issues with the Applications: The applications present in the Production Server do not face any kind of deployment troubles. These are in no way affected by the patch level of Server’s Framework. There are NuGet packages to take care of the issue. Therefore, even when the server changes, there is no impact on the applications.
With such features, the ASP.NET vNext is quite recommended as a reliable and faster framework to work with. Hopefully in the coming days more features might be introduced to make it more relevant and useful for the developers. To get maximum benefits of .Net, you may consider hiring services of a custom .net web development company.