Today, I am thankful for the chance to have presented at Granite State Code Camp 2023 (#GSCC2023) about .NET 8 feature(s). The turnout and the engagement level of the attendees were both highly impressive and gratifying.
.NET 8 is poised to deliver significant advancements with features such as Primary Constructors for cleaner code, enhanced Garbage Collection for better memory management, and optimized JSON Serialization for efficient data handling. Performance is further bolstered by Fast Search, Dynamic Profile Guided Optimization (PGO), and Native AOT for faster runtime and startup. Time Abstraction offers refined time operations, while improved Cryptography and Compression with ZipFile support enhance security and data management. Immutable data structures are introduced with FrozenSet, and RegEx Code Generation promises more efficient pattern matching. Additionally, Redis Output Caching could enhance distributed caching mechanisms, Background Worker enhancements may improve asynchronous task execution, and Semantic Kernel suggests more intelligent code analysis capabilities. Collectively, these features aim to streamline development workflows and boost application performance in the .NET 8 framework.