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Thursday 13 November 2014

Finally .Net is becoming Open Source and Cross Platform

Yes, you heard it right Microsoft will deliver its new version (.Net Framework 4.6) which will be entirely Open Source. And that's not all it will also be cross-platform that means you can now run .Net projects even on linux and mac.

You might be thinking that how come Microsoft overnight decided to go Open Source. But that's not true, Open Source is not new for .Net. It has started all the way from April,2014 when they have formed .Net Foundation (http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/), where they released a number of .Net components as open source.

As you can see below there are a number of projects which are open source including Entity Framework 6, NuGet, .Net Micro Framework etc...

PC : http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/projects

It will take some time before all of the .Net code goes Open Source but not more than few months as you can see above many main components are already made as open Source.

Asp.Net 5 will be available for Mac and Linus as well. It will include a web server for both the OS, same way as node works.

You can check more at http://www.hanselman.com/blog/AnnouncingNET2015NETAsOpenSourceNETOnMacAndLinuxAndVisualStudioCommunity.aspx.

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1 comment:

  1. We couldn't believe this information... Because Microsoft Visual studio is the best IDE for .net framework. Even though Microsoft get one of the most income source from Visual studio