History of ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core for Beginners

It all started when .NET framework and ASP.NET framework were first released by Microsoft in 2002. Before .NET and ASP.NET, all websites and application were developed using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Classic ASP and PHP.

ASP.NET framework was the go-to framework to build website and web applications using the awesome drag and drop controls and tools. ASP.NET framework was used along with ADO.NET to create fast data-driven web applications. Third-party controls and tools created by DevExpress and Telerik made it very easy for developers to build robust web applications.

Later, Microsoft released ASP.NET MVC framework in 2009 which made use of the MVC(Model-View-Controller) design pattern to create web application.

ASP.NET MVC is a web application framework for building dynamic websites and web applications using Microsoft's .NET platform. It is a powerful and flexible tool that allows developers to create web applications using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. ASP.NET MVC is designed to make it easy to create responsive and scalable web applications that can be customized to meet the needs of a variety of different business needs.

Between 2008 to 2012 Microsoft released Entity Framework which was their new data access framework for modern web applications and it increased developer productivity. In 2013, Entity Framework became a very mature framework for data access when version 5 was released. The latest and current of EF is 6.4.4.

ASP.NET MVC framework was used along with Entity Framework to do data access. Along with ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework, Microsoft released Web API and Identity. Web API is a new standard to expose any web application or set of API's to the public internet in a RESTful manner. Identity is the new identity management system for ASP.NET web applications which took care of Users, Roles, Authentication and Authorization with security in mind.

Fast-Forward to 2016, ASP.NET Core 1.0 was released by Microsoft in 2016 along with Entity Framework Core, Identity Core, Web API and many more. It been used to build a wide range of applications, including websites, APIs, and microservices.

ASP.NET Core is an open-source web framework developed by Microsoft that allows developers to build modern, cloud-based applications. It's a cross-platform framework that can be used to build applications for Windows, macOS, and Linux. ASP.NET Core is a powerful and flexible framework that can be used to build anything from simple websites to complex enterprise applications.

ASP.NET Core is a reimagining of the ASP.NET framework that was first released by Microsoft in 2002. ASP.NET Core was designed to be a modern and modular framework that would make it easier for developers to build web applications.

One of the main benefits of using ASP.NET Core is that it's cross-platform. This means that developers can build applications for Windows, macOS, and Linux using the same framework. This makes it easier for teams to collaborate and ensures that applications can run on any platform.

Another key feature of ASP.NET Core is that it's modular. This means that developers can choose which components they want to use in their application and only include the ones they need. This can help to reduce the size of the application and improve its performance.

ASP.NET Core also includes a number of built-in features that can help developers to build secure and scalable applications. For example, it includes support for authentication and authorization, which can help to ensure that only authorized users can access sensitive data.

ASP.NET Core is a powerful and flexible web framework that can be used to build a wide range of applications. Its cross-platform and modular design make it a popular choice among developers, and its built-in features can help to improve the security and scalability of applications.

If you're looking to build a modern, cloud-based application, ASP.NET Core is definitely worth considering. Whether you're building a simple website or a complex enterprise application, ASP.NET Core can help you to get the job done.

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.NET Trainer & Instructor

Abhishek Luv is a skilled .NET and ASP.NET Trainer with more than 11 years of teaching experience, specializing in C#, ASP.NET Core MVC, Entity Framework Core, Visual Studio, LINQ, Repository and Unit of work pattern, ASP.NET Core Web API, Git and Github, Angular, and more. He has trained students worldwide and is passionate about helping them achieve success in the field.

Abhishek holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Applications and completed a Computer Hardware course in 2004. Since his school days, Abhishek has had a keen interest in computers and enjoys playing retro games like Super Mario Bros and Contra in his free time. He is also interested in networking, ethical hacking, and bug bounty hunting, and keeps himself up-to-date with the latest developments in these areas.

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