ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform, high-performance, open-source framework for building modern, cloud-based, Internet-connected applications. The latest version right now is ASP.NET Core 6.0 and is based on .NET 6.0.
The differences between ASP.NET Core and .NET Core are as follows:
|ASP.NET Core||.NET Core|
|ASP.NET Core is a collection of libraries that builds a web framework. This framework is used to create websites and web apps including mobile apps and IoT apps.
ASP.NET Core 1.x-2.x – ASP.NET Core can be used on both .NET Core and the .NET Framework. This also means that an ASP.NET Core application is also a .NET Core application or a .NET Framework application.
ASP.NET Core 3.x – depends on .NET Core and can no longer be used on .NET Framework.
ASP.NET Core 5.x – based on .NET 5 and it supports more types of apps and more platforms than .NET Core.
|.NET Core is a runtime which execute the applications that are built for it.|
|Both are Open-source and Cross-platform. Works on Windows, Linux and macOS.|
|.NET Core runtime and SDK includes ASP.NET Core libraries. Noting more that this is required.||You will require to Install .NET Core SDK to build applications and .NET Core Runtime to run applications.|
|ASP.NET Core 5.0 which was released on November 2020 is based on .NET 5.0 framework but retains the name “Core” to avoid confusion with ASP.NET MVC 5.0.||From .NET 5.0, the word “Core” is dropped from it’s name. So all frameworks from now on will be named as .NET 6, .NET 7 and so on.|
Download the latest version .NET 6.0 from Microsoft website, link is here.
ASP.NET Core provides the following benefits:
We have written large number of ASP.NET Core tutorials that will teach every aspect of this web technology to you. These tutorials are designed for software programmers who would like to learn the basics of ASP.NET Core from scratch, and develop themselves into high quality coders.
You should have a basic understanding of Computer Programming terminologies. A basic understanding of any of the programming languages is a plus.
Start your journey in ASP.NET Core by completing these 3 tutorial:
1. Introduction to ASP.NET Core
2. First Application
3. First CRUD Application
Next, take a look at the inner workings of ASP.NET Core from these 2 tutorials:
4. ASP.NET Core Configurations
5. Dependency Injection
Next 3 tutorials covers the MVC individual components:
Next 6 tutorials covers the Routing in details:
9. Convention-Based URL Routing
10. Route Constraint
11. Attribute Routing
12. Generating URLS based on Routes
13. Areas and Routing
14. Endpoint Routing
Learn to deal with ASP.NET Core Models with these 3 tutorials:
15. Model Binding
16. Advanced Model Binding
17. Model Validation
Tag Helpers are covered in 3 tutorials:
18. Introduction to Tag Helpers
19. Built-in Tag Helpers
20. Custom Tag Helpers
Filters are covered in 2 topics:
22. Filters Advanced
ASP.NET Core Web APIs are in 4 topics:
23. Create Web APIS
24. Consume Web APIs
25. Call Web APIs from jQuery
Globalization & Localization are in 3 topics:
27. Using Globalization & Localization
28. Globalization & Localization with Resource Files
29. Globalization & Localization with Portable Object (PO) Files
Securing your ASP.NET Core application are in 4 topics:
30. Implementing JWT
31. Implementing JWT Refresh Token
32. JWT with jQuery
33. Identity Setup & Configuration
Now you are all set to dive into the individual topics (Given on the left).
Also check out the Latest ASP.NET Core tutorials published on our site every week.