ASP.NET Core 2.1: A Boon to Modern Web Application Development
A discussion of four of the key aspects of ASP.NET Core that have helped it grow in to one of the most used web development frameworks.
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Customized enterprise application development with unique features and the latest programming languages was a tale of another world a decade ago. It required a significant amount of time and money to offer the optimum user experience. However, today, digitization has made a 360-degree revolution in the software industry.
When it comes to developing a customized enterprise web application, you choose from a vast set of technologies. The most prominent among them all is ASP.NET. It has the perfect combination of web development models offering all the services required for building robust enterprise web applications.
ASP.NET Core is an open-source, cross-platform framework by Microsoft. It has both MVC structure and a Web API combined into a single framework. The latest version of it ASP.NET Core 2.1 comes with support for real-time web applications and many new features, which make web development fast, secure, and reliable. Let’s have a look at the latest features of Core 2.1 for enterprise .NET software development:
HTTPClientFactory for handling HTTPClient Instances: The developers who work with HTTPClient in production software encounters many challenges. The HttpClientFactory enables you to create and register Httpclient instances. You can add HttpClient as a service and use it via an IHttpClientFactory interface in the controllers. Its straightforward approach enables the enterprises to use it for creating larger applications. Also, developers can encapsulate the HTTPClient in the types required by them. They can expose for consumption only those methods returning a result for clients without the implementation details.
SignalR: ASP.NET Core 2.1’s SignalR is an open-source library to assist in adding real-time web functionality to applications. It enables bi-directional communication between the server and the client. It also includes APIs for creating RPC (remote procedure calls), connection management, grouping connections, and authorization.
Razor UI Class Library: Another new feature of ASP.NET Core 2.1, the Razor UI class library helps in improving the UI in reusable class libraries. It makes the development easier by including Razor based UI in a library and sharing it across multiple projects. ASP.NET Core 2.1 makes the Razor compilation to integrate with build processes for faster app start times.
HTTPS for Security: HTTPS is set as default in ASP.NET Core 2.1 and its features ease up the HTTPS settings in production. The latest ASP.NET Core SDK includes an installed certificate. You will be prompted to add it to your development machine’s trusted certificate root. In this way, debugging is managed locally to make HTTPS work seamlessly.
GDPR Compliance and Privacy: When it comes to data handling, safeguarding users’ privacy is the primary concern for any website. With ASP.NET Core 2.1, it is easy to comply with the privacy requirements including the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR provides users with the right to examine, edit, and delete the data from your application.
In the ever-evolving software development industry, there are constant enhancements in frameworks, tools, and methodologies. ASP.NET Core 2.1 comprises features that enable enterprises to get the most out of their web development efforts.
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