The Monsters Weekly - Episode 13 - 'Basics of .NET Core'

What is the .NET framework and what does each part do? How does .NET Core differ from the full framework. In this episode monster Simon talks, at a high level about how the bits of the framework fit together. We also talk about why there are so many packages in your solution now and what advantage that gives you over the old monolithic approach to the .NET framework.

You can find out more about .NET Core at If you’re interested in the new 64-bit just in time compiler, RyuJIT, there is lots of good information in the blog post RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET. Finally everything you wanted to know about the CoreFX libraries, the reduced set of libraries for Core, is available on their github site.

The production code for this episode is… well we don’t have one. The production codes were part of our contest. Watch the video to find out who won and what awesome swag they won.