In this section, we are going to understand new pipeline concept in ASP.NET Core which is Middleware. If you have been doing ASP.NET stuff since a while, you must be knowing that HTTP-Handlers and HTTP-Modules have always been part of ASP.NET processing structure. But, with new ASP.NET Core concept, Handlers and Modules are now history. They are no longer in use. Rather than that new Pipeline is implemented and that is called Middleware. Developers can utilize normal existing Middlewares or they can write their own custom middleware depending on the need. Below is the high level diagram of MiddleWare.
In this section, thought of getting started new series on ASP.NET Core stuffs right from the beginning. The very first thing which needs to be done here downloading the core components from http://dot.net. Here, you will get two options LTS(Long Term Solution) and Current. I prefer LTS as this is how it is going to be in future. The major difference which I see is Project Type System (.xproj –> .csproj) change and project.json is going away. This has been done to embrace the existing Microsoft ecosystem which is based on .csproj system.