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Microsoft .NET Core 2.0 Available on Red Hat’s Linux and Cloud Offerings


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.NET Core is a lightweigh, modular platform used in the creation of micro-services and web apps. The platform helps developer create .NET apps in different platforms and spread them to RED Hat’s OS and clouds.

The .NET Core platform

The new open-source platform runs on Windows, macOS and Linux and was released on the 14th of August. This version also supports .NET Standard 2.0 and it has an enhanced platform compatibility and portability. The new platform also streamlines app packaging with access to ASP.NET 2.0 and EF Core 2.0.

Developers will also enjoy the 32,000 application programming interfaces (APIs) and the majority are .NET Framework APIs. This is an important addition since it will help developers port faster their existing .NET Framework code to .NET Standard.

.Net Core 2.0 has six new platforms: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2, macOS High Sierra, Debian Stretch etc, dotnet restore is implicit command and the source-build repo can be used to build .NET Core SDK. For the latest Visual Studio update, developers need to download and install separately the .NET Core 2.0 SDK.

.NET and Red Hat, a strong union

Microsoft has been porting SQL Server to Linux (RED Hat’s enterprise RHEL) and in exchange Red Hat supports .NET core 2.0 OS on RHEL, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and other platforms.

Red Hat has become the first Linux provider for Microsoft’s .NET Core across Red Hat platforms.

Even Red Hat’s senior director of Developer Programs, Harry Mower, has made a statement, declaring that by supporting .NET on RHEL, Red Hat is now able to provide developers with the best solutions on the market.

On behalf of Microsoft, there has been no statement yet regarding the new symbiosis between Linux and Windows.