.NET 6 has come with some significant performance improvements. It is said to be faster than its predecessor .NET 5. The improvement comes from the use of hardware acceleration with features such as ARM64 SIMD support and better garbage collection. The new version also includes improvements to the Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler and runtime.
.NET 6 has brought the most awaited feature called Hot Reload. Hot Reload enables developers to make changes to their code while the application is running and immediately see the changes without having to stop and restart the application. This feature will save time for developers by enabling them to test code changes quickly.
Improved Cross-platform Support
.NET 6 provides better cross-platform support than previous versions. This feature is important because it enables developers to create applications that run on different platforms such as Windows, Linux, and macOS. Additionally, .NET 6 introduces support for Apple Silicon, making it possible to create native apps that run on Apple's M1 chip.
Single File Apps
Another significant feature of .NET 6 is the ability to create single-file applications. This feature allows developers to publish their applications as a single executable file, which makes it easy to distribute and deploy. It also means that the application can be run without installing the .NET runtime on the target machine.
ASP.NET Core Improvements
ASP.NET Core is a popular framework for building web applications with .NET. In .NET 6, ASP.NET Core has received several improvements, including performance enhancements and new features such as minimal APIs, Web API enhancements, and support for gRPC-Web.
.NET 6 is a significant release and brings many exciting features and improvements. It provides better cross-platform support, performance improvements, and new features such as Hot Reload and Single File Apps. Developers who are already using .NET should consider upgrading to .NET 6 to take advantage of these features and improvements. Those who are new to .NET should consider using .NET 6 for their next project. With its free, open-source, and cross-platform nature, .NET 6 is a great choice for building modern applications.