Support of new ASP.NET 5 & upcoming changes in .NET ecosystem?

Sean Wright asked on April 3, 2015 18:24

Hello,

I was excited to see the updates to the Kentico Roadmap that show future support for Continuous integration support (so I don't need to commit .dlls to my repository), Custom module development model (this means a healthier 3rd party module community) & MVC development model improvements (this is the direction server side web architecture has been moving for some time).

It seems like you are taking a very proactive approach to integrating current and future technologies into Kentico (no easy task considering Kentico's need to support legacy versions & upgrades).

Given this, I was wondering what your plan is for the new version of ASP.NET 5 which has been predicted to release sometime this year (though I'm sure Kentico has more information about this than I do). Are you planning to utilize any new project types or features in Visual Studio 2015? Are you going to utilize the new ASP.NET 5 framework in Kentico and, if so, could this be expected for Kentico 9.x or should it be expected in Kentico 10+?

Are you planning on utilizing NuGet for your CI solution in Kentico 9? I see that currently there are packages for Kentico 8.0.21 in NuGet but nothing else. What about support for 3rd party modules in NuGet?

Thanks!

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Rob Heiser answered on June 29, 2015 20:24

Shannon,

I think you are looking for this post: http://devnet.kentico.com/articles/asp-net-5-(asp-net-vnext)-and-kentico

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Virgil Carroll answered on April 4, 2015 18:03

Sean,

Great question and I am going to be honest I am not sure of the answer. I would suggest emailing support@kentico.com and they should forward to product team members that might be able to give you more insight.

My gut feel would be probably no support for .NET 5 in Kentico 9 as its already in full development cycle. It may be compatible but doubtful it will take advantage of anything new at this point. There will be a lot of further support for MVC and other current trending technologies though.

With that being said, Kentico has a good reputation of integrating new stuff much faster than others, so that doesn't necessarily mean we will have to wait until 10 to take advantage. They update so regularly I would say there is a decent chance support would come earlier.

If you learn anything more, please share with the group.

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Brenden Kehren answered on April 8, 2015 05:03

Sean, check out this new article regarding updates to .net version support and Kentico:

https://devnet.kentico.com/articles/dropping-support-of-asp-net-4-0-in-kentico-9

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Sean Wright answered on April 8, 2015 15:18

@Brenden,

Thanks for linking this article. I believe this is a step in the right direction and shows the people at Kentico are not going to spend resources handling legacy systems (they work with the web, which is not going to slow down for anyone's sake). I think updates like this are hard to present but I'm glad they are looking for community feedback in a public forum.

That said, I would still like to know what the plans are for the future, specifically in regards to the waves Microsoft has been making in the past 6 months with ASP.NET 5 announcements.

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Dominik Pinter answered on April 8, 2015 16:51

Hi, we are preparing blogpost on ASP.NET 5 which will be released in next couple of weeks. It will tell you how we want to approach ASP.NET 5 in Kentico.

Cheers,

Dominik

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Sean Wright answered on April 8, 2015 17:36

@Dominik,

That's awesome. Thanks for addressing this! I look forward to reading your thoughts and Kentico's plans.

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Shannon Dunn answered on June 29, 2015 19:22

Any update on this? I haven't seen anything from Kentico but I might have missed it.

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