After spending more than a year in development, Microsoft finally announced .NET 6 to the world on November 8th, 2021. The rollout is Microsoft’s biggest yet in the software development software domain. It is the last part of the .NET unification program, envisioned by Microsoft at the time of .NET 5. It unifies the SDK, base libraries, and runtime across various app platforms.
A couple of months ago Microsoft announced .NET 5 release as the first step to achieve .NET unification. Microsoft’s goal is to have a single set of tools, APIs, and languages you can use across multiple platforms. On February 17th the tech giant announced a release of a .NET 6 Preview 1 as the next step of a big .NET utilization plan.
.NET has been one of the most popular software development frameworks for several years now. While the framework touted by Microsoft has withstood the test of time, one must appreciate the evolution of .NET as a development framework, and the range of .NET benefits offered by it.
.NET framework provides two distinct ways of freeing up the unmanaged resources – Finalize & Dispose. In this article, we are going to discuss all the details about these two methods, the similarities and differences between them, and how using these can improve the efficiency of the program in .NET. So without much adieu, let’s get straight into it!
.NET Core is a modular implementation that can be used in a wide variety of verticals, scaling from the data center to touch based devices, is available as open source, and is supported by Microsoft on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. Lets go into a bit more detail of how .NET Core looks like and how it addresses the issues discussed earlier.
At November 12, 2014 Microsoft announced the availability of the next version of Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2015 Preview adds significant value including cross-platform development in C++, the new open-source .NET compiler platform, C++ 11 and C++ 14 support, Apache Cordova tooling, and ASP.NET 5.