Going through this article will enable you to nurture your knowledge on .Net framework, thereby making you aware of the improved features of its latest version, .Net 4.8. It explains the key aspects to bear in if you want to upgrade your version of Dot net application and what benefits you can derive.
Conventional wisdom states, “Change is the only constant”. This very fact can be witnessed in each and every facet of human lives, especially when it comes to technological refinements. Every other day, we come across a plethora of emerging technologies and their upgraded versions, which reflects more improvisation. Likewise, the Microsoft .Net Framework has advanced to a great extent over time. New enhancements and features have been introduced for making it more secure, stable, fast and high performant, thereby refining the task of Dot Net developers of Australia as well.
Here we bring a bird’s eye view on the major improvements made in the .NET 4.8 framework.
What it’s all about
While installing .Net 4.8, you will notice that it is actually being installed as .Net for maintaining compatibility with the older versions. It signifies the fact that if there is an older version already being installed in your system, then the installed version will upgrade the same to 4.8. However, in case you have an older framework like 1.1, 3.5 or 2.0, then it will simply run alongside. Well, there are 3 typical key aspects to look on which, are:
Open source Dot Net framework packages
Dot Net 5 is a componentized, modern framework, which ships via NuGet. It means you will be able to ship or despatch a private version of this framework by using your app. Versions of other apps will not be able to change the behaviour or functioning of your app.
Dot Net Core has been developed for Mac, Windows and Linux which, will be both open source and aksi being supported by Microsoft. Deploying these .Net packages will be beneficial for developers by using a fully open source, fully supported fully cross-platform to create cloud and server applications. This, in turn, will enable the .Net professionals of Microsoft for collaborating more effectively with the large pool of developers across the world.
Support for encodings of code page
.Net initially supports the Unicode encodings. Moreover, by default, it offers restricted support for the code page encodings. You will be able to add support to the encodings of code page, which are available in the Dot Net framework. However, such are unsupported in Dot Net Core while registering code page encodings along with the Encoding RegisterProvider method. With this advanced support for the code page encodings, .Net developers need not worry about any fallback strategy for any object encoding to be used.
Advancements to event tracing
You can create an EventSource object directly where you can call one of the ‘Write’ () modus operands for emitting self-describing events. EventSource offers channel support where some of the validation rules of it have been realized. It means:
- The types of EventSource can now implement interfaces, which commences the use of them in various advanced logging systems that deploy interfaces for defining one common logging target.
- Moreover, it has introduced the concept of utility event source types, which enable sharing code through a series of multiple EventSource types in the project for enabling scenarios like optimized WriteEvent overloads.
This advanced framework facilitates out-of-process (ETW) Event Tracing for Windows-based activity tracing for a larger area. This allows (APM) Advanced Power Management vendors for providing lightweight tools which, precisely track expenses of individual activities and requests that cross threads. This series of events comes to the picture only when the ETW controllers allow them. Thus, the modifications don’t affect the existing ETW codes, which operates with ETW disabled. This, in turn, results in increased performance of applications effectively.
What are stored for the future
Microsoft has combined all of the several next generation’s .NET elements under a single roof. This includes .NET 4.8, which serves as the next advancement to desktop, which will include a series of tweaks to the WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) subsystem. Moreover, this also includes ASP.Net v5 that is being comprehensively re-engineered as more modular for the ‘cloud-first’ world. Thus, on a final word, by deploying .Net 4.8 at its best, the Dot Net developers of Australia will certainly be able to bring more innovative, enterprise-class and refined web applications to the picture.
Johan Smith is a senior IT expert, tech enthusiast and dynamic professional who is very keen on sharing details about the emerging technologies. He has written numerous articles relating to the potential of Dot Net developers of Australia in bringing world-class web applications into the picture. He works at GetAProgrammer, a leading company in the country providing custom applications development to businesses including .Net applications.