TLDR: YES! YES! YES!
Ok, ok. I am little too over exited but! I’ve been using most of the mainstream web languages like PHP, Ruby, Python and so on.
I had the “luck” to switch to C# (.Net Webforms) about 6 years ago. Webforms are bad… Okay not bad but OLD!
However through the last 6 years C# became my favorite language for almost everything.
The one missing thing was… I couldn’t develop in anything other than Windows :( (Yes there is Mono, but still)
Multi platform .Net Framework rebuild from ground up. I started playing with .Net Core ever since version 1.0 beta-8.
Having the ability to use whatever IDE/Text editor and OS platform to develop .NET applications is the best thing since the sliced bread.
Yes it is. Instead of having one giant update you can no use the minor versions as well as LTS versions of the framework. The next LTS version will be 3.1 which will be available in November 2019. Every LTS version will have with 2 years of support.
You can see all available downloads here.
EFCore now has providers not only for MSSQL (which now can run on Linux too), but also for SQLite, PostgreSQL MySQL/MariaDB and more. Migrations are supported too.
Well no… Currently the .NET Core Ecosystem is still in it’s prime but with continuous improvements we will have ability can do something like Rails Engines.
Tag helpers make it easy to create reuisable components libraries by yourself too.
DEAD! They are replaces by Blazor.
From the docs:
Blazor is a framework for building interactive client-side web UI with .NET:
Sure thing. Just checkout how easy it is in this tutorial provided by Docker docs.
Nothing… Just ability to share and reuse code between Web,Console, Desktop and Mobile applications (Xamarin is now part of the .NET ecosystem).
Give .Net Core a try… Now it’s “free” :D