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One time in a job interview I got asked a very softball question.

"what is the difference between .net framework and .net core?"
"well not much these days. there's a few APIs that didn't get ported over. but even winforms and that are available now. essentially it's the same experience when you're writing c# or whatever"
"ok but like, what's the biggest difference?"
"well the config files are different..."
"yeah but like the main difference?"
"uh... well there's a cli for .net core. it's not tied to visual studio anymore"
"ok. moving on..."

GODDAMMIT JOSH ALL YOU HAD TO SAY WAS CROSS PLATFORM

This interaction still keeps me up at night.

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  • 12
    Yeah, being cross-platform is just a small detail not worth mentioning.
  • 8
    "It was built with heavy involvement from the opensource community and without the albatross of enteprise customer interference. Every change, decision and advantages evolved and benefitted from that difference."

    #dotnetcoreRIP #WeBarelyKnewYe
  • 0
    @SortOfTested Say what now? Is .net 5 not open source?
  • 1
    Thanks for failing us, Josh...
  • 3
    @M3m35terJ05h
    .Net 5 is showing all signs of being a shift intended to realign the successful side of dotnet with the enteprise sales initiative. That means the community priorities and contrib will take a backseat to monetization.

    We saw the first indications of it in 3.0 when it was delayed for 6 months to ensure visual studio tooling was in place. They forced winforms into the initiative as well when previously it has been planned for sunset. 3.1 came out as a stabilization release, as oppose to the planned tick for C# 9.0 due to issues it creates. Now MS is positioning Blazor front and center as the UI experience of choice, which means Sanderson's influence will grow. And wherever Steve has a foothold, things inevitably become more windows-centric.

    I've started working with various micronaut and actix in earnest as a hedge against this. Will mean a major retraining effort at my firm.
  • 1
    Cross platform is an advantage that everyone shouts about, but very few people actually use.
  • 2
    @AlmondSauce Bruh one of the best things about asp.net core is I don't have to fuck with windows and iis to deploy it
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