The .NET Ecosystem: The Big Picture

by Barry Luijbregts

.NET can be a confusing term nowadays. This course will teach you the ins and outs of the .NET ecosystem and the difference between the .NET framework, .NET core, and Xamarin.

What you'll learn

When building and designing applications with the .NET ecosystem, you need to know which frameworks and application types to use in your situation. In this course, The .NET Ecosystem: The Big Picture, you'll learn how the .NET ecosystem is organized, and which runtimes and application types are available. First, you'll explore what the .NET framework, .NET core, and Xamarin are and how they are different. Next, you'll discover how to share code with the .Net standard. Finally, you'll learn what exactly to use in practice and when you should use it. By the end of this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of the runtimes, languages, and application types in the .NET ecosystem.

About the author

Barry is an independent software architect and developer with a passion for the cloud. He is also a Pluralsight author and a podcast host. He has worked for lots of companies throughout the last decades and is keen to share his knowledge with the community. He has a broad and deep knowledge of the Microsoft stack with a special interest on web technology and the cloud. He currently teaches people about the benefits of the cloud. You can reach Barry on Twitter @AzureBarry and through his website... more

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