Is .NET Core the next big thing? We’ve been toying with it for a while now, and we tend to think that it is. In fact, we predict that there will be a huge demand for developers skilled in this technology in 2018. But how does it differ from the .NET Framework, and what do you need to know to use them effectively? In this post, we’ll explain the main differences and offer some guidance on how to make the best use of each.
Historically, the .NET Framework has only worked on Windows devices. The Xamarin and Mono projects worked to bring .NET to mobile devices, macOS, and Linux. .NET Core provides a standard base library that can now be used across Windows, Linux, macOS, and mobile devices (via Xamarin).