We recently launched our .NET Core support for the Adobe PDF Library (APDFL), allowing users to unlock the power of Adobe PDF technology on an open-source, cross-platform framework. There are many advantages of developing your custom PDF applications using APDFL with .NET Core. Let’s take a look at five of the most impactful advantages of this new support.
1. .NET Core Performs Better than .NET
.NET Core is very well suited for cross-platform needs, because .NET Core applications are supported across Windows, Linux, and macOS. That means better performance for APDFL users on .NET Core vs. .NET. With this added support, developers can leverage the functionality of the Adobe PDF Library using the simplicity of the .NET Core interface in one application that works across multiple platforms.
2. .NET Core is Open-Source
With the flexibility of an open-source framework, .NET Core is a preferred choice for developers over .NET which is closed-source. Depending on your project needs, you can add framework components and libraries like APDFL quite easily, and without those pesky licenses that come with .NET. And, if an updated version or new package is available, you won’t need to upgrade the entire framework either, which is a huge time-saver.
3. .NET Core is Great for Building New PDF Applications
If you want to build new applications with the Adobe PDF Library, .NET Core is a great option. .NET Core will allow APDFL users to achieve high-performance, scalable, and optimized PDF processing in your own apps with a flexible implementation of powerful Adobe solutions across platforms. Get all of the best quality and reliability of APDFL, but with even more options to deploy your apps and meet all of your project requirements.
4. .NET Core is Easy to Distribute & Deploy
One of the features available in .NET Core is its flexible deployment model, meaning that when the latest version of .NET Core is launched, it can be updated instantly on one machine at a time. There are two deployment types offered with .NET Core: framework-dependent and self-contained. The difference between the two is that framework-dependent is dependent on shared-system components whereas self-contained is not. With .NET Core, you can deploy to any device using one code base, and you can develop on one platform and deploy across others, allowing ultimate flexibility for developers.
5. .NET Core is Better for Business
Since .NET Core is one of the most versatile application development frameworks available, app developers are no longer forced to work only with Windows applications, and via pricey Windows licenses. Plus, many Linux developers can now use .NET Core for their development needs, which was not previously supported by the .NET framework. Since Windows OS, Linux OS, MacOS, etc. are all supported by .NET Core, it’s a better option for getting more apps developed and more projects completed, making it great for businesses in the tech industry and beyond! To learn more about what you can do with this new support, sign up for a free trial of Adobe PDF Library today!