Microsoft .NET celebrates its 20th anniversary

Microsoft.NET is commemorating the 20th birthday of its.NET platform this week. Microsoft is having a month-long celebration in honour of the 20 years since the release of the first Visual Studio.NET version, reflecting back on the previous 20 years. The.NET platform, which is used by more than five million developers, was created using DOS and BASIC.

Microsoft recently released.NET 6 in November 2021, and is currently working on.NET 7, of which Preview 1 became available this week. Visit the official developer blog on the Microsoft website by clicking the link below to find out more about the Microsoft.NET platform and what Microsoft has planned for the platform’s 20th anniversary over the next 30 days.

Microsoft .NET 20th Anniversary

In the video below, hosts Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter, the.NET team, and special guests discuss the history of Microsoft.NET as part of a celebration of the development platform’s 20th birthday.

“According to Stack Overflow’s developer survey, it’s astounding that a 20-year-old platform has now been the most favoured framework among developers for three years in a row, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Additionally, since 2017, CNCF has recognized.NET repositories as among the top 30 most active open-source projects on GitHub, which is a credit to everyone working hard to improve the platform on a daily basis.

Community contributions have also had a noticeable effect on performance, with.NET consistently outperforming other platforms in TechEmpower benchmark tests. Numerous.NET ecosystem partners offer thousands of components and tools, hundreds of.NET user groups across the world assist local communities learn.NET, and there are hundreds of thousands of packages on NuGet created by the community.

“With the development of the internet, information sharing became simpler for everyone.NET was developed in response to the shift in technology toward distributed systems that communicated via the internet. Several languages, a single runtime, and a collection of interoperable libraries and APIs.

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