Have questions about ASP.NET Core and how you can use the new Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core with it? We answer them in this recap of our ASP.NET Core webinar.
ASP.NET Core is upon us—it is one of the most exciting times to be a .NET and ASP.NET developer. But as with any new platform with substantial net new change, there is some hesitation from the developer community—is my cheese being moved?
ASP.NET Core is already revolutionary in being a modern lean web development framework—it is written from ground up, completely open source, extremely performant and truly cross-platform. While ASP.NET Core is great from greenfield projects, your professional ASP.NET apps will soon be calling out for polished well-engineered UI. Who wants to rediscover the wheel on complex web UI controls?
Enter Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core by Progress—beautiful, polished and elegant UI controls for your modern web apps. With 60+ performant UI controls all powered by Kendo UI under the covers, UI for ASP.NET Core will help you deliver your apps faster with flexibility to choose platform to build and run your apps.
On Nov 29th 2016, we hosted a webinar that dived into hot topic questions you may have about ASP.NET Core and usage of Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core. Your hosts were Shayne Boyer (Senior Content Developer @ Microsoft working on ASP.NET, Docker and Docs), Ed Charbeneau (our resident ASP.NET expert @ Progress) and your truly, Sam Basu (Developer Advocate @ Progress).
It was an awesome hour. We started with ASP.NET basics, but quickly moved into deep dive discussions and showed off some practical demos. If you could not make it for the live webinar, you can relive the webinar in its entirety—high definition recording available now!
What’s a Progress webinar without some awesome prizes? Our first gadget pick this time was the new Xbox One S console—Because it’s thinner, faster and better for gaming.
And the winner for the best question goes to Russ Ward (tentative until accepted).
Our next gadget giveaway was the Google Home—because Alexa would be lonely without her.
And the winner is Patricia Sohanic. You win just for showing up.
Congrats winners. Hope you enjoy your prizes!
One of the most enjoyable aspects of our webinars is the audience interaction and Q/A all throughout. We appreciate developers bringing up real-world questions and concerns on the latest technologies.
While we tried to answer as many questions as we could on air, here’s an excerpt of some short Q/A topics that were important to resurface:
Q: What’s different about Web API in .NET Core?
A: The MVC and Web API paths have merged. Same controllers can now be used to serve both.
Q: Is .NET Core on Android?
A: Not directly. But you can use Xamarin to target Android & iOS.
Q: Why develop ASP.NET apps on a Mac?
A: Developers now have choice and ASP.NET Core apps can be built on Windows and Mac interchangeably. The development experience and tools have near feature parity.
Q: Is the ASP.NET Yeoman generator being integrated in VS?
A: Not really. The Yeoman generator continues to be a Node-based Command line tool. Most of the things that Yeoman can do are already integrated in VS.
Q: Do I have to keep using Command Line constantly in ASP.NET Core?
A: Your wish. The Visual Studio developer experience will be maintained. The Command Line tools come in handy when developing outside of Windows/VS.
Q: Is MSBuild supported in ASP.NET Core?
A: It is rumored to come back, as ASP.NET Core projects return to having .CSProj support.
Q: How to migrate legacy classic ASP Pages app to ASP.NET Core?
A: Our two cents—it is too big a jump. Maybe convert first to MVC and then look to go .NET Core.
Q: How does Entity Framework fit with .NET Core?
A: Fits perfectly as before. EF Core 1.0 shipped with .NET Core 1.0.
This may be one of the best times to be a ASP.NET developer. Thanks to the new .NET Core and cross-platform tooling, your ASP.NET apps can go places that was hitherto impossible.
And when your apps crave for polished UI, look no further than Telerik DevCraft—the richest complete .NET UI toolkit and frameworks for all applications, from web to desktop to mobile.
Need more .NET Core and ASP.NET Core content? Keep a lookout for a full week of modern .NET goodness on Telerik Developer Network during the week of Dec 5th 2016. Subscribe and stay tuned. Adios and have fun coding!
Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.