On November 14, 2023, the developer community welcomed the latest upgrade from Microsoft – .NET Core 8.0. This new version comes with a trove of features and enhancements poised to streamline web development workflows. As a developer or a business owner, aligning with these updates is paramount to ensure your projects stay ahead in the game. This post delves into the notable features of .NET Core 8.0, contrasts it with its predecessor .NET Core 7.0, and details how Adaptive Web Hosting is supporting this new release.
List<T>.AddRange(IEnumerable<T>)has been rewritten to achieve better performance, especially when the sequence is not an
Int32.ToString()has been significantly improved by caching string values from
299, and reducing the number of divisions required to convert integers to strings1.
File.Copy()method now leverages the OS’s
clonefilefunction (if available) to significantly improve its speed on macOS1.
JsonStringEnumConverter<TEnum>simplifies enum serialization in Native AOT applications1.
MemoryExtensions.IndexOfAnythat optimize subsequent searches3.
Blazor continues to evolve with .NET Core 8.0, bringing forth a bouquet of new features and enhancements to further refine the developer experience and the performance of Blazor applications.
Transitioning to .NET Core 8.0 is simplified with a new Blazor Web App project template. This template aids developers in migrating their app’s components and code, adopting new features, and updating the layout and styles of the Blazor Web App, ensuring a smooth transition to the new version1.
The introduction of Jiterpreter in .NET Core 8.0 is a significant boon for Blazor applications running on WebAssembly. Jiterpreter enables partial Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation support, promising an improved runtime performance which is crucial for the responsiveness and efficiency of Blazor applications2.
.NET Core 8.0 addresses the trimming compatibility issues that were prevalent in the previous versions. This enhancement is particularly beneficial for Blazor apps, as it minimizes the size of the published app by removing unused code, hence speeding up the load times and reducing the bandwidth usage3.
The tooling surrounding Blazor has received a face-lift in .NET Core 8.0. Developers can now leverage improved tools for creating, debugging, and analyzing Blazor apps, making the development process more intuitive and efficient.
Migrating to .NET Core 8.0 from 7.0 is facilitated by a new Blazor Web App project template that helps developers in moving their app’s components and code, while adopting new features and updating the layout and styles of the Blazor Web App6.
Adaptive Web Hosting is excited to announce that we are the first host to offer the new .NET 8.0 on our optimized Windows 2022 hosting platform. We will also be extending our comprehensive support to include .NET Core 8.0. Our commitment to providing top-tier services ensures that our Windows 2022 hosting platform is fully equipped and ready to seamlessly support this latest version. By staying at the forefront of technological advancements, we continue to empower our clients with cutting-edge solutions and robust hosting capabilities, ensuring they have the tools and resources they need to excel in the digital landscape.
With a plethora of new features and enhancements, .NET Core 8.0 is set to offer developers an improved and more efficient environment for building robust web applications.