ASP.NET 5 beta 5 and other news

Microsoft recently released beta 5 of ASP.NET 5 and it includes a lot of bug fixes, API reviews and some package refactoring, namely on MVC. It’s nice to see this effort on tidy and coherent APIs. Here are some things I find worth mentioning:

As previously mentioned there’s a visible effort on API/packages organization which is visible if we browse on the change logs for the individual components. Nevertheless, I get the feeling that “it is almost there” for most of the components.

In addition to the beta 5 release, there are some other news worth mentioning:

  • There’s a new Announcements repository where the major changes on ASP.NET 5 are announced. Worth subscribing!
  • Visual Studio 2015 and ASP.NET 4.6 will ship on the July 20! ASP.NET 5 stuff will be beta and updated later.
  • ASP.NET 5 RC is tentative scheduled for late fall 2015. Meanwhile, monthly beta releases should occur.

EDIT: Mid-November is the target date for ASP.NET 5 RC

EDIT: Roadmap is now public.

More info:


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