After releasing .NET Core 3.0 Microsoft is all set for .NET 5. So, what so special about .NET 5 project? From now onwards there is no “Core” and no “Framework” -its only .Net from here.
According to the Microsoft’s .NET Core milestones page shows .NET 5 is due in November 2020. After that there will be .NET 6, .NET 7 a new version every year.
They are skipping .NET 4 to simplify the naming as it will confuse the users who are familiar with .NET framework 4 series.
.NET 5 provides libraries, frameworks, tools, and APIs to build, test, run, and deploy software that targets all platforms including Windows, Linux, IoTs, macOS, iOS, Android, tvOS, watchOS and Web Assembly, and all devices including desktops, web browsers, IoT devices, tablets, mobile phones, and more.
In .NET 5 one BCL framework will handle all the app models including the following
Entity Framework Core
Thing of .Net core which will remain same in .NET 5
Cross platform implementation
Side by Side installation
Visual studio, visual studio for Mac
New things which will be included in .NET 5
Developers will have more choice on runtime experiences.
Java interoperability will be available on all platforms.
Objective-C and Swift interoperability will be supported on multiple operating systems.
.NET 5 is described by Microsoft as “the future of .NET !!!!!!!!!!!!!