Microsoft's ASP.Net 5 -- aka ASP.Net vNext -- is the latest release of Microsoft’s popular and flexible framework for building modern Web applications. First released in 2002 as part of Microsoft .Net Framework 1.0, ASP.Net has come a long way in the past decade, but ASP.Net 5 is arguably the most significant revision of ASP.Net to date.
With version 5, ASP.Net becomes an open source framework, available on GitHub, with a cross-platform runtime in the works. That’s right, you’ll be able to build and execute ASP.Net 5 applications on Windows, Linux, or even Mac OS X. Plus, ASP.Net 5 brings all sorts of improvements that make applications easier to build, easier to configure, and easier to maintain.
In this article I will present my favorite new features in ASP.Net 5, with code examples wherever applicable. Note that these are not necessarily ordered based on priority or importance; indeed, it would be nearly impossible to rank them all.
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