Microsoft’s latest announcement introduces .NET 8, a unified platform merging .NET Framework, .NET Core, and Mono. It revolutionizes cross-platform app development for browsers, clouds, desktops, IoT, and mobiles. .NET 8 assures LTS support until November 2026, distributed under the MIT license.
.NET 8 encompasses Runtime with RyuJIT JIT compiler, API specifications, and libraries including WPF, Windows Forms, WinUI, and Entity Framework. It integrates ASP.NET Core 8.0 for web development and introduces C# 12 and F# 8 languages.
Highlights include performance enhancements, the introduction of the .NET Aspire stack for cloud-native apps, improved containerization tools, enhanced self-contained executable compilation, expanded machine learning interface capabilities, and significant improvements to Blazor, Entity Framework Core, NuGet, and .NET Runtime functionalities, notes NIX Solutions.
Focused on boosting performance, facilitating cloud-native development, and extending cross-platform application possibilities, .NET 8 amplifies the capabilities of the entire .NET ecosystem.