Dec 4, 2012
As Windows 8 surfaces in the virtual arena with a bang, Microsoft has fasten it’s seat belts and is all set to improvise it’s array of development tools, in order to facilitate the developers to harness the best capabilities of the new OS. A range of new products including .Net 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 are being shipped, but there are still numerous enhancements required, as far as enterprise ASP.Net development is concerned.
Towards the closing of October, Microsoft finally unveiled its roadmap towards the development and incorporation of new features and functionaries in ASP.Net and Web Tool 2012.2. The to-be-introduced features are sure to set the expectations of the developer fraternity soaring, however Microsoft presses that these additions are just in the planning stage. Possibilities are high that some of them might never see the daylight.
The most considerable addition to be embraced by the .Net framework is SignalR. SignalR will use WebSockets and other low-level transports to add real time functionaries to web based applications. The first version of SignalR will enable developers to add hubs and item templates to ASP.Net applications. It will be capable of integrating with both ASP.Net Web API and ASP.Net MVC. Speaking of Web API, Microsoft plans to make the support system of Windows Apps Stores more robust, add enhanced OData functionality and enable simple monitoring and tracing. MVC will also experience a facelift. The new additions to MVC will assist the developers in building applications mapping from Single Page Applications, Facebook Integration, Applications featuring Azure and real-time updating using SignalR.
Finally, Microsoft plans to add membership features to ASP.Net. The addition of this system will improve the support for modern authentication methods such as Open ID or OpenAuth. Plus, it will provide improved support for local user name and password.
ASP.Net development is likely to see new daylight in the near future. The developer fraternity is likely to be gifted with brand new functionaries that are likely to enhance the productivity of every web development company which relies on the .Net framework for all its major developmental requisites.