Seven reasons I’m excited about .net in 2019 : and are both battle-tested on Windows, Linux and Mac. Microsoft and .net workloads are obviously well-supported on Azure, but they’re also . It’s Portable .net core Mono first-class citizens on AWS : has become the for game developers, especially for mobile, AR, and VR. Unity , making C# the primary scripting language. It’s Fun Unity standard abandoned UnityScript in 2017 : even faster than you think. .net Core is and on AWS Lambda. It’s Fast faster than Java across the board up to 3x faster than Go : Visual Studio and VSCode are two of the best IDEs available, and they are both free. With the compiler, we can look forward to more innovative IDE integration in the future. Great Tools Roslyn : C# and F# are both excellent programming languages. Productive, expressive, and strongly-typed, these languages include built-in , , exception handling, and a secure package manager. Both are superbly documented, easy to learn, and backed by active communities. Great Languages asynchronous primitives query expressions : the .net ecosystem gave birth to great ideas like , (FRP), , and TypeScript. Great Ideas await/async ReactiveX LINQ : Each new language update includes thoughtful additions that won’t give you whiplash. For example, C# 8.0 will include , enabling you to write code like this: Thoughtful Evolution async streams For all these reasons and more, I hope you’ll join me in learning .net in 2019! If you’re already an avid .net user, what are you most excited about in 2019? Either way, happy coding!