.NET Core is an open-source, modular implementation of the .NET Framework. It can be used in a wide variety of applications and verticals, ranging from servers and data centers to apps and devices. .NET Core is supported by Microsoft on Windows, Linux and macOS.

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After you’ve built your .NET Core application you’ll need a place to host it so that your users can access it. In the days of classic .NET Framework, hosting was limited to Windows based servers. But now that .NET Core is cross platform, we can host our applications anywhere, right? Well, anywhere that’s running a compatible OS.

One of the most exciting aspects of .NET Core is performance. There’s been a lot of discussion about the significant advancements that have been made in ASP.NET Core performance, its status as a top contender on various TechEmpower benchmarks, and the continual advancements being made in pushing it further. However, there’s been much less discussion about some equally exciting improvements throughout the runtime and the base class libraries.

"Using .NET Standard requires you to use PackageReference to eliminate the pain of “lots of packages” as well as properly handle transitive dependencies. While you may be able to use .NET Standard without PackageReference, I wouldn’t recommend it."

As the newest members of the .NET family, there’s much confusion about .NET Core and .NET Standard and how they differ from the .NET Framework. In this article, I’ll explain exactly what each of these are and look at when you should choose each one.

In this article I will present and explain benchmark results from benchmarking CPU Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) performance in .NET Core using jembench, the CLI benchmarking tool from the jemalloc.NET project.

Working with the latest and greatest is always exciting. As developers, we tend to download new software and SDKs in order to try it and, in some cases, benefit from early fixes or early access to new features. However, as developers, we're not restricted to our machines. Eventually, the code is pushed into source control and from there the CI/CD pipeline takes care of the deployment to the appropriate environment(s).

Amongst many great features, this new release focuses on performance and brings us the System.Memory library that’s available right out of the box and is also available as a standalone package on NuGet. Today, .NET developers write performance-critical server applications and scalable cloud-based services that are sensitive to memory consumption. To address these developer scenarios, .NET Core 2.1 introduces two flagship types into the ecosystem, namely Span T and Memory T, which are used to provide scalable APIs that don’t allocate buffers and avoid unnecessary data copies.

When .NET Core was released, a new configuration mechanism came with it: Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration. It’s an improvement over the System.Configuration namespace in a lot of ways and much simpler to use, but there is still a lot to know to effectively take advantage of the features. This post tries to clarify some of the usage patterns and how the new system works based on questions and common issues I’ve seen “in the wild.”