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How .NET newest version is and will continue helping new generations to start programming easily

Microsoft had its .NET Conf event from November 9 to 11 of 2021, announcing .NET 6 and C# 10. Within all the new features and tools added for this release, you can find that .NET is clearly aiming to facilitate the way we collaborate when coding or hosting the applications of our organization.

 

It seems that technology won’t stop adapting itself to be more compatible with our day-to-day lives. Since the development of the concept of the Internet of Things, we have learned that there will always be a way to improve our daily routine, our entertainment, and our work.


New generations can often find themselves related to this type of teamwork. Considering these post-pandemic times, I’m sure Microsoft will continue facilitating the introduction of this to newcomers.


That’s why new generations can use all these amazing features that .NET has. Nowadays, you can’t have your audience intrigued with static one-way-only content and expect them to become better developers on their own.


Code Journey


A truly fresh experience when learning to code has to involve all the popular formats available (courses, podcasts, YouTube videos. social media communities, etc.) to succeed. People want to be a part of something, especially now, and .NET can help with this. Either working on a company with an Azure infrastructure and different platform developers or coding along with the community support, you can find so many tools to sustain your experience. Here you have some .NET 6 highlights for newcomers that will help you:


  • “Unified platform across browser, cloud, desktop, IoT, and mobile apps, all using the same .NET Libraries and the ability to share code easily.” 1

    • In a society that has all the tools to connect with others, sometimes we find ourselves feeling lonely. Trying to learn something new can be a real challenge. Having the ability to share code no matter the platform, is an important factor to build and increase members in code communities, where people can find the support they need.

  • “Minimal APIs introduced in ASP.NET Core to simplify the getting started experience and improve the performance of HTTP services.” 2

    • ASP.NET Core is an excellent tool to start learning how a web application works. This getting started experience will help new developers to work with HTTP services and stay up-to-date with the industry.

  • “Source generators and analyzers have been added that help you produce better, safer, and higher performance code.” 3

    • Sometimes, when you start coding you’re not that worried about the security or performance of your code. In the future, we are going to work especially with performance optimizations and security, since auto-generated code is becoming more intelligent and useful.

  • Using Hot Reload, which enables you to “make a wide variety of code edits to a running application, collapsing the time you need to spend waiting for apps to rebuild. restart, or to re-navigate to the same spot where you were after making a code change.” 4

    • When you start your journey, you may not prepare with a professional computer to code; added to this, low performance and long compilation times can be discouraging in the first weeks. This feature will definitely help those who appreciate noticing their progress and the little waste of time when building an application.

Closing


Once again, .NET Conf fulfills the highly awaited updates the community was looking for. Improving performance, functionality, usability, and security with amazing features. I can’t imagine how the merge between manual coding, machine learning, and AI would work in the future, but I’m sure it will be an exciting journey for all those brave developers looking to reach and expand tech limits.

 

Resources

1,2,3,4 Lander, R. (2021, November 8). Announcing .NET 6 - the fastest .net yet - .net blog. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6/

José Carlos G.

A developer with a passion for music and arts. Gaming, basketball, swimming, electronics, and languages are also great ways to spend your time. Normally, I'm one of those people who's passionate about something until learning the most specific details: from reading shampoo's instructions to following a technical manual to the letter. I'm grateful to live for what I've learned and I'm always looking for a way to share. I enjoy nature and genuine experiences, I'm a simple person.

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