The enterprises and businesses today are in the process of migration from the old-school legacy systems to new, robust and dynamic web applications. In the crowded market of open source technologies such as Java & PHP, and closed-source technology like ASP.NET MVC.
While zillions of web developers use ASP.NET MVC web applications, the latest ASP.NET Core framework provides many more benefits as compared to the ASP.NET MVC for web application development. ASP.NET Core is an open-source, cross-platform framework developed by Microsoft and its community. Essentially, it is a complete transformation of ASP.NET that cartels the MVC structure and Web API into a single framework.
In this blog, we explore the various elements that make ASP.NET the perfect choice for enterprise app development.
Top 5 ASP.NET Features for Web App Development
1. The MVC Architecture
Previously, in the days of the classic ASP.NET, developers used to be concerned about IsPostBack & ViewState. However, with the dawn of MVC, web application development has become more intuitive and the workflow is much more efficient. Additionally, the latest ASP.NET Core framework further helps in developing web APIs & web applications testable in improved way, by achieving a clear separation of concerns.
This means that, ASP.NET Core makes coding, compiling, and testing something in either model, view, or the controller, much more simple.
2. Razor Pages
Razor Pages, a new element of ASP.NET Core, makes the development of page-focused scenarios more productive. Technically speaking, Razor Pages is a page-based coding module that simplifies the development of web UI easier.
If you’ve already got some experience of working on the ASP.NET MVC framework before, then you’re probably already aware of the fact that the controller classes are not just full of a large amount of actions, but also grow as the new things are added.
Razor Pages make each web page self-contained with its View component, and also organize the code together.
4. Improved Collaboration & Cross-Platform Support
Basically, the ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform framework, which means that the apps built by using this framework can run on Windows, Linux, and Mac Operating systems. Additionally, it gives the developers the freedom to choose their development OS as well. That is, the developers can work across Linux, MacOS, or Windows and can still collaborate on the same project. This is made possible by the unified experience offered by the Visual Studio IDE.
5. In-Built Dependency Injection Support
The ASP.NET Core framework provides an in-built dependency injection, that eliminates your need of relying on the third-party frameworks like Ninject or AutoFactor. To put it in simple words, a dependency injection is actually a pattern that helps a developer distinguish the distinct pieces of their apps.
Prior to the release of ASP.NET core, the singular way to get the Dependency Injection in any application was with the use of the above mentioned frameworks – Ninject and AutoFactor. However, the ASP.NET Core treats the dependency injection like a first-class citizen. This means that it is no longer limited to web apps and can therefore leverage the new libraries in event-driven apps like the AWS Lambda or Azure functions. The injection in ASP.NET basically improves the testability and extensibility of web applications.
With ASP.NET Core, the technology world is ushering in a new era of enterprise web application development. The continuous improvements in the features of ASP.NET, is making the life of the developer far easier, and the web presence of businesses more profitable. This has made ASP.NET Core the prime choice of businesses for web application development.