.NET Core 3.0 Arriving Prior to .NET 5

.NET Core aims to help developers use .NET technologies (which were originally Windows-only with the .NET Framework) across multiple platforms and cloud services. .NET Core is offered as open source software and targets Linux and macOS in addition to Windows.

.NET Core arrived in 2016 with a subset of the .NET Framework’s APIs primarily for building Web, cloud, and other back-end applications. .NET Core has also delivered other benefits over the .NET Framework, including the following:

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