The State of .NET
in 2018

How the New .NET Standard is Making You a Better

The State of .NET in 2018

It has been 17 years since the first beta of the .NET Framework was released and a lot has changed in the world of application development since then. Let’s unpack the new, reinvented .NET Framework, and see how the new .NET standard can make you a better developer.

The Microsoft ecosystem is getting increasingly more open and platform-agnostic—and we’re not even going to touch upon the Minecraft acquisition. With .NET Core, your .NET apps can run natively outside of Windows for the first time. With the various .NET technologies, you can target virtually any app platform and any device family—the opportunities are endless.

This whitepaper discusses the evolution of the .NET Framework and how its latest incarnation addresses the challenges presented by new cross-platform portable apps and the future-facing technologies developers are working on.

Download this whitepaper and dive into the new gold standard for the next generation of .NET development. You’ll learn about:

  • The state of the Microsoft developer world today
  • All the noteworthy improvements brought by .NET Standard 2.0 and its accompanying technologies
  • How ASP.NET Core 2.0, Xamarin and UWP enable you to build modern apps that are fast and highly portable


Ed Charbeneau
Ed Charbeneau Developer Advocate,
John Bristowe
John Bristowe Principal Developer Advocate, Progress
Sam Basu
Sam Basu Developer Advocate,

Ed is a Microsoft MVP and an internationally recognized online influencer, speaker, writer, a Developer Advocate for Progress, and expert on all things web development. Ed enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology, and admiring great design.

Principal Developer Advocate with Progress, living in Australia. Prior to joining Progress, he was the Senior Developer Evangelist with Microsoft.

Technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate. 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.

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