What is the difference between .NET core and .NET Framework?

What is Microsoft .NET 5?

Microsoft’s .NET 5 has some major changes that can significantly affect your organization.

.NET Framework is a better choice if you:

  • Do not have time to learn new technology.
  • Need a stable environment to work in.
  • Have nearer release schedules.
  • We are already working on an existing app and extending its functionality.
  • Already have an existing team with .NET expertise and building production-ready software.
  • Do not want to deal with continuous upgrades and changes.
  • Building Windows client applications using Windows Forms or WPF

What is NET Core?

NET Core is a new version of. NET Framework, which is a free, open-source, general-purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft. It is a cross-platform framework that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

.NET Core is a better choice if you:

  • Want to target your apps on Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.
  • Are not afraid of learning new things.
  • Are not afraid of breaking and fixing things since .NET Core is not fully matured yet.
  • A student who is just learning .NET.
  • Love open source.

Features & Winners

Feature: A high-performance and scalable system without UI