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Microsoft Releases New Version of Its Open Source Development Platform

.NET Core 3.0 released with enhancements and higher performance for Windows, Linux and macOS.

.NET Core is an application development platform web, desktop, IoT, mobile and games, developed by Microsoft. Compatible with Windows, Linux and macOS, offered under the MIT license, so it is open source and available on Github. dotnet-framework-net-core-microsoft-windows-visual-studio-developer-developer-developer

Announced in 2014, .NET Core came as the Open Source solution of the well-known .NET Framework, which is proprietary.

With a week full of Microsoft announcements for its developers, its Cascadia Code font An example. .NET Core 3.0 comes with several enhancements, as presented in its official announcement:

We are pleased to announce the release of .NET Core 3.0. packed with enhancements, including the addition of Windows Forms and WPF, the addition of new JSON APIs, ARM64 support, and overall performance enhancement. C # 8 is also part of this release, which has nullable, asynchronous, and more standard streams. F # 4.7 is included and focused on uncomplicating the syntax used in .NET Standard 2.0.

The release is backwards compatible, making it easy to update applications. The new version promises higher performance, support for C # 8 and F # 4.7 programming languages, JSON APIs, reduced memory usage with one garbage collection more efficient, including standard application executables, support for new ARM chips, framework via contineres, among other news.

For Visual Studio users, Microsoft advises that simply updating the IDE will automatically get the latest version of .NET Core.


Platform Supported Systems

.NET Core 3.0 supported on the following operating systems:

  • Alpine: 3.9+
  • Debian: 9+
  • openSUSE: 42.3+
  • Fedora: 26+
  • Ubuntu: 16.04+
  • RHEL: 6+
  • SLES: 12+
  • macOS: 10.13+
  • Windows: 7, 8.1, 10 (1607+)
  • Windows Server: 2012 R2 SP1 +

Note: Windows Forms and WPF applications only work on Windows.

The chips supported by the technology are:

  • x64 on Windows, macOS and Linux;
  • x86 on Windows;
  • ARM32 on Windows and Linux;
  • ARM64 on Linux (4.14+ kernel).

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