ASP.NET Core 2.0 Migration: Why it makes sense to do it now

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Even though there are many benefits to moving to ASP.NET Core 2.0, there is still a lot of concern regarding making this decision. If you are also in the same boat, this article will throw some light on various scenarios where ASP.NET Core 2.0 migration is the best option.

Optimum adaptation

ASP.NET Core 2.0, in its essence, offers an optimum coding environment and allows for cross-platform applications, which is done at the compilation level. The biggest leverage you get from this aspect is that you don’t need to revise the code more often.

ASP.NET Core 2.0: The Process

The ASP.NET Core 2.0 has proved to be more than 90% efficient as per the survey, and even Microsoft has assured to support Core 2.0 adds up to its longevity. Let’s discuss some of the features of it.

Minimal Coding

Just the way other .NET platforms operate, the ASP.NET Core 2.0 is a framework that enables you to work on large applications without the burden of the tedious coding.

  • You can quickly write a one-line loop because the LINQ (Language Integrated Query) removes a LOT for .NET loops.
  • Ternary operators can reduce LOC.
  • C# already has these features, but practical implementation is found to be quite less.

These are some of the major highlights of usability, but it is not entirely free from drawbacks. The Next Loop is good enough, even if we are not using a LINQ statement.

Maintenance

When you are dealing with minimal codes, it is easier to handle the application. A word caution: you should have a different approach while dealing with a dynamic application. You might want to pre-plan your objective before starting with other tasks. But in short, the maintenance is a big advantage owing to less coding.

On top of this, the added security enhancements are like the icing on a cake that comes handy for mobile applications. As a rookie developer and web architect, you must be abreast of the latest developments in the field to get the most out of ASP.NET Core 2.0.

Cross-Platform Functionality

With ASP.NET Core 2.0, you have the ability to write applications for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It becomes a lot easy to gain control over all the platforms with one framework. e.g., You just need the same code logic to build an Android mobile application and an iPhone front-end. Yes, you have to code the front end in all the three major platforms, while you use the same C# code.

Owing to the new .NET Standard libraries, you will now have cross-platform prowess. Please note that (Portable Class Libraries) are no longer in fashion.

Development with Cloud Support

The current trend is to develop cloud-based applications. ASP.NET Core 2.0 provides a lot of scope of growth in terms of web applications, mobile back-end, IoT apps, and others.

This is why ASP.NET Core is an ideal framework for building various enterprise applications. It can encompass the objectives of a small business as well as a large conglomerate. 

New ASP.NET Core Razor Pages

Now you can create Razor pages because ASP.NET supports razor syntax-based pages. It allows you to create a razor view without a controller. You can also create a class that has PageModel, wherein the controller and model class is assigned to the particular page.

Visual Basic Compatibility

ASP.NET Core 2.0 offers compatibility with Visual Basic as well. It enables the framework to instill sophisticated features and functionality. The version 2.0 has class libraries that are combined with a console application. The detailed version may vary in this context and depending on the update.

In the current generation of applications, a multi-targeting approach is required — this a major flaw in the case of ASP.NET. You will have to add manually by editing the csproj file. But if you are concerned with just one framework, you will have to do it via the project properties. This multi-targeting is assigned to an advanced level user.

The ASP.NET Core 2.0 version is fully equipped to deliver a highly responsive web view front end that is mobile app friendly. It makes this version a highly UI driven framework.

Conclusion

ASP.NET Core 2.0 today possesses all the prerequisite features that are relevant for modern application development. It is one of the few Microsoft supported frameworks that don’t add an intermediary form during the code conversion. It is also true that ASP.NET Core 2.0 is still growing and has a lot to catch up with. For example, shell commands or app serialization issues are still can’t be handled by ASP.NET Core 2.0. 

This article intended to advocate migration so to build modern applications. Businesses that are still running on the old version need to make a conscious decision based on the factors listed above. It only makes sense if you have a complete understanding of the ASP.NET Core’s true technical potential. Ace has helped many clients in migrating their applications and has even helped them understand when and how the migration can be undertaken. To further explore in this direction, book a no-obligation call with us today.

Vipul Patel

Vipul Patel

Vipul is a passionate techie and loves to get involved in high pace projects which involves creating business optimized applications, business processes, and strategies to maximize business growth with a clear focus on expertise in SaaS domain. Vipul has more than 14 years of experience that cuts across various sections of web and mobile development, support, service, migration projects for Global Clients.

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About Vipul Patel

Vipul is a passionate techie and loves to get involved in high pace projects which involves creating business optimized applications, business processes, and strategies to maximize business growth with a clear focus on expertise in SaaS domain. Vipul has more than 14 years of experience that cuts across various sections of web and mobile development, support, service, migration projects for Global Clients.