Top 3 .Net Framework Trends to Follow in 2021

Published: March 22, 2021Updated: May 25, 2022
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Top 3 .Net Framework Trends to Follow in 2021

Today, as the world is evolving every now and then, businesses have sensed the need for building an online presence. They are now after web applications and websites that can attract multiple users. To support such a development process different frameworks and platforms are used.

Indeed, technology is thriving, there are uncountable free, open-source developer’s platforms available in the market that help in building different types of applications. Among all those incredible platforms, one of the widely used is .NET.

Besides, .NET is an ecosystem and software development framework supported by Microsoft. .NET helps developers in the easy building of software and web applications. In addition, it is a free platform that is used by developers. The reason for this is, it provides a programming environment for most software development phases. The important thing to remember here is before opting for any framework, identify your needs. Probably, the framework which is used by some other business might not work for you. However, .Net best works for businesses that are in search of a wide range of features such as desktop software, web-based services and cloud infrastructure support.

Still, people are not aware of what the .NET framework is and why it is needed. If you want to know about the .Net framework to focus on in 2021, then this article is purely for you. But before indulging in the latest trends, let’s shed some light on what is the .NET framework

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What is .NET Framework?

Developed by Microsoft, .NET is a software development platform which is used for building and running windows applications. This framework consists of programming languages, libraries and developer tools that are used to create web and desktop applications. It is also used to build web services, websites and games. The .NET framework was first introduced to create applications that would use the Windows platform.

In the year 2002, the first version of the .NET framework was released with the name .Net framework 1.0. Since then, it has come a long way and the last widely used version is .Net framework 4.7.2. Moreover, the .NET framework can be used to create both a web-based and form-based application. Not just this, the framework supports different programming languages like C# and visual basics. So the developer can select the language they want to develop the required application.

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Top 3 .NET Framework Trends to Dominate in 2021

Since the day Microsoft has developed the .NET framework, they are introducing its different versions every so often. Not to mention every time they come up with a new version, it’s better than the older one. As discussed earlier the first version was .NET framework 1.0 but now the trends have been changed and the people are using the latest versions which are as follows.

  • .Net 5
  • Azure Cloud Development
  • Blazor (Open Source .NET Framework)

1. .NET 5

.NET 5 is the new talk of the developer’s town. The future of .NET can closely be seen with the release of the new .Net 5. It is the best framework the developers are using in 2021 as it provides options to migrate to Blazor. Not just this, it offers a migration option to Angular, Vue SPA, and React framework. If you are confused about how to use it for development, don’t worry! There are multiple videos available on the internet. Not just this, you can take help from the experts through online forums.

Besides, bigger firms have also opted for .NET 5 including UWP, WPF and Winforms. The reason behind its popularity is the exceptional features .NET 5 possesses. However, this technology only supports desktop applications that run on windows.

According to the reports and speculations, .Net 5 is offering the following:

  • EF Core, the entity framework, will soon replace EF 6.
  • ASP.Net Core will replace ASP. Net.
  • ASP.Net Core MVC combines ASP.NET MVC and Web API.
  • MSIX: A new packing tool meant for the desktop applications, replaced the MSI package installer.
  • JsonDocument: is replaced from System.Text.Json.JsonDocument by Json document library.
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2. Azure Cloud

.NET 5 is not only trending in the digital world, professional developers also use cloud computing. It reduces stress on the client-side or local processing system. Not just this, with an abundant amount of cloud data, it can be stored and accessed anytime, anywhere. This technology makes it easier for businesses to scale as there is no local set-up requirement and all the up-gradation of memory, as well as processing, can be just bought from the cloud. On top of this, there is no maintenance need from the client-side and allows flexibility and versatility to businesses.

As soon as Microsoft realized that businesses are opting for the cloud, they introduced a cloud storage application with the name Azure. Azure Cloud provides big data and complete data analytics solutions for businesses of all kinds. The organizations now with the help of Azure are using ASP.Net framework-based applications that can easily be deployed on the cloud.

3. Blazor Framework

Blazor is a single page application development framework. It’s a free, open-source and one of the most widely used frameworks in the digital world. It helps developers in building interactive and engaging client-side web applications. And the cherry on top is, it works perfectly with all modern web browsers including mobile browsers. It uses Razor, HTML and C#. Most developers use C# to develop applications.

Besides, with the help of Blazor Framework, the developers can share libraries and codes as C# is used to write the codes, both at the server-side and client. Did you know? Blazor does not need any additional plugins or add-ons and with WebAssembly, Blazor runs flawlessly on every browser.

Features of Blazor:

  • Routing
  • Dependency injection
  • JavaScript interop
  • Layouts
  • Forms and validation
  • Server-side rendering

Reasons Behind Using .NET Framework

1. Greater Productivity

The .NET framework feature of the programming model and shared library helps the developers in enhancing productivity to another level. .NET framework also assists in improving the performance while speeding up the web app.

2. Increased Reliability

Applications built with the help of the .Net framework works perfectly for a longer period of time and are considered reliable. Apart from this, .Net frameworks are beneficial for the developers of a web application as not all .NET applications work without it.

3. Controlled Memory Leaks

By using .Net common language “Runtime” the memory can easily be protected. It offers an environment where the memory is managed by the garbage controller.

4. Enhanced Performance

.Net framework possesses features like catching strategies and advanced compilation that ultimately enhances the performance of the applications.

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Wrapping It Up!

With its multiple new features in every release, .NET has hugely been popular in the digital world of app framework development. In just a few years, it has managed to emerge as the face of numerous web applications. So, if you are planning to develop a dynamic website, an interactive mobile app, or a business intelligence application, .NET has got all the essential features required for making your apps reliable, secure and scalable.

Aleksei Turchak

Reviewed by Aleksei Turchak

Co-Founder & CTO at Aristek Systems

The trends discussed here will be seen in a while within 2021, as they make a significant impact on the industries.

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