Application Development

Getting Started With ASP.NET Core 1.0 (Formerly ASP.NET 5)

— The evolution of ASP.Net Core 1.0 and the amazing new features available.

By Shaun Walker
Posted: April 12, 2016

Getting Started With ASP.NET Core 1.0

A few weeks ago I did a presentation at Spring Tech 2016, an IT Pro, Developer & Security Conference hosted by the .Net BC & VanTUG user groups in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. My presentation was titled "Getting Started With ASP.NET Core 1.0" and it kicked off an entire day of content focused on the next generation web development platform from Microsoft. I only had one hour for my session and that provided barely enough time to scratch the surface of this powerful new technology. The good news however is that if you want to dive deeper, you can go ahead and download the current ASP.NET Core 1.0 distribution for yourself.

Considering that ASP.NET Core 1.0 has been in the pipeline for at least a couple years already, I was surprised at the lack of marketing materials that are available publicly at this point in time. In preparation for my presentation I scoured the web looking for PowerPoint slide decks that I could adapt to my needs and I found very few suitable options. So after pulling bits and pieces together from various sources, I thought that it would be useful to share the final result with the broader Microsoft community.

Getting Started with ASP.NET Core 1.0 (formerly ASP.NET 5) 

The presentation covers the history of Microsoft's web framework, the evolution of ASP.Net Core 1.0, the goals behind the new technology, getting started with the current bits, and some of the amazing new features which are available in the new platform.