The State of Microsoft .NET Web Development in 2018
The State of Microsoft .NET Web Development in 2018

.NET is certainly one of the most valued of all Microsoft technology solutions. The popular framework is known for being secure and flexible, in addition to supporting a large number of libraries and programming languages. The web development sector has been going through steady changes since the initial release of .NET two decades ago. 

The demand for ASP.NET development services skyrocketed owing to Microsoft’s consistent efforts to reinvent the potential of its technologies and the support of its huge open source community. Microsoft’s present stand to support open source technologies has also done a lot of good for the developer community.

The rise of ASP.NET Core

ASP.NET Core 2.0 is gaining momentum offering a plethora of benefits for developers including great tooling improvements and complete support for .NET Core 2.0. Building rich web apps with ASP.NET Core 2.0 is now easier and more interesting.

Here are a few of its notable features.

  • Full support for .NET Standard 2.0 in addition to .NET Core 2.0
  • Full feature web framework
  • Combined MVC and Web API stack
  • Razor page support
  • CLI or Visual Tooling
  • Backwards compatibility for .NET 4.6.1
  • New set of project templates
  • Improved logging, Azure tooling, and app insight
  • More support for client-side JavaScript SPA frameworks

That said, let’s take a look at the many advantages of using .NET Core.

  • .NET Core has a short learning curve with a syntax which is simple to understand and learn.
  • The ASP.NET Core templates could use Bootstrap layouts and npm to pull in client-side libraries making this framework very versatile.
  • Great developer tools including Visual Studio which is one of the best IDEs available now featuring a code editor that supports debugging, profiling, git integration, unit testing, and more.
  • Vast set of base class libraries
  • .NET Core is open source, which means the code is open and can be refined by anyone in the open source community. The contributions from the community makes the framework even better.


Almost every software development company in Dubai offering web development services use .NET framework today. Its continuous evolution and the sheer number of changes it undergoes make it one of the most preferred choices for developers. The open development processes and transparent roadmaps all point to an exciting future for .NET this year, and hopefully in the coming years.