Category: ASP.NET MVC

ASP.NET MVC 6 vNext

I am a little late to the party with this one, but Microsoft recently announced the next version of ASP.NET MVC which will be version 6 and is code named vNext. What they are doing here is very cool and represents quite a major overhaul of the technology.

ASP.NET MVC 6 vNext
ASP.NET MVC 6 vNext

Here are the main features summarised :

  • Optimized for Cloud and on premise servers.
  • ASP.NET MVC and Web API have been merged into a single programming model.
  • New JSON based project structure.
  • No need to recompile for every change. Just hit save and refresh the browser.
    • Compilation done with the new Roslyn real-time compiler.
  • Dependency injection out of the box.
  • Side by side deployment of the runtime and framework with your application.
  • Everything packaged with NuGet, Including the .NET runtime itself.
  • vNext is Open Source via the .NET Foundation and is taking public contributions.
  • vNext (and Rosyln) also runs on Mono, on both Mac and Linux today.

I especially like the fact that WebAPI is being merged with MVC as this will make a much easier and cleaner framework to use for full stack development. Rest based API’s are now pretty much the in-thing when it comes to programming your back-end, so it is good to see that Microsoft are making things easier there.

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