Sat. Dec 14th, 2019

.NET Core 3.1.0 releases: open-source, general-purpose development platform

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.NET Core is an open-source, general-purpose development platform maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community on GitHub. It’s cross-platform (supporting Windows, macOS, and Linux) and can be used to build device, cloud, and IoT applications.

.NET Core has the following characteristics:

  • Cross-platform: Runs on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems.
  • Consistent across architectures: Runs your code with the same behavior on multiple architectures, including x64, x86, and ARM.
  • Command-line tools: Includes easy-to-use command-line tools that can be used for local development and in continuous-integration scenarios.
  • Flexible deployment: Can be included in your app or installed side-by-side user- or machine-wide. Can be used with Docker containers.
  • Compatible: .NET Core is compatible with .NET Framework, Xamarin and Mono, via .NET Standard.
  • Open source: The .NET Core platform is open source, using MIT and Apache 2 licenses. .NET Core is a .NET Foundation project.
  • Supported by Microsoft: .NET Core is supported by Microsoft, per .NET Core Support.

.NET Core 3.1.0 releases.


Here is list of some of the additions and updates we’re excited to bring in 3.1. See the .NET and ASP.NET Core blogs for additional details.