Microsoft takes .NET open source and cross-platform
Since 12 years, .net framework has been a programming model for developers who want to build app for windows. On 12 November 2014 microsoft takes a bold step and announces that they are taking .net core 5 as cross platform and open source. That means you can ship a private version of the .NET Core Framework with your app.
Some of the features of asp.net 5
.net core will be shipped via nuget.That means you can ship a private version of the .NET Core Framework with your app..NET Core CLR for Windows, Mac and Linux and it will be both open source and it will be supported by Microsoft. It’ll all happen at https://github.com/dotnet. Open sourcing the Jit and the .NET GC and making them both cross-platform.
ASP.NET 5.0 ability to work everywhere
ASP.NET 5 will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Mac and Linux support will come soon and it’s all going to happen in the open on GitHub at https://github.com/aspnet. ASP.NET 5 will include a web server for Mac and Linux called kestrel built on libuv, and you could front it with Nginx for production. There is a new FREE SKU for Visual Studio for open source developers and students called Visual Studio Community Visual Studio 2015 and ASP.NET 5 will support gulp, grunt, bower and npm for front end developers. Much of the .NET Core Framework 4.6 and its Reference Source source is going on GitHub. It’s being relicensed under the MIT license.