ASP.NET Roadmap for the Future Unveiled by Microsoft
The world's leading software company, Microsoft has already updated the roadmap showing the future of the ASP.NET.
The plans include better templates and work on OData functionality in the Web API. Although Microsoft posted their roadmap for ASP.NET but they clarified that it is only a planning document and not a specification.
There's a high possibilities that the roadmap could change. According to the document, the roadmap gives details to what might be happening to ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, and ASP.NET Web Pages
The roadmap highlights two main areas which is the Web API and MVC.
The Web API will be extended to provide better support for OData. The Rich OData query support will be brought back using the new OData URI parser. The query semantics will be programmable from apps and you can implement OData endpoints over any data source using the new OData formatter, metadata controller, and modeling capabilities.
The Web API will also expand their Windows Store Support. It will also improved the Help Page and the Diagnostics and Logging support.
The MVC runtime components will stay at the current level of functionality but create more options for building various types of web applications. Support for SinaIR is being added with the new templates.
Some of the plans of Microsoft will include a new MVC-based template that uses Knockout.js and Web API controllers to show the best way to write a Single Page Application (SPA). The support will also include tooling updates for Visual Studio that make client side development easier with support for LESS, CoffeeScript, syntax highlighting for Knockout.js, HandleBars, Mustache, Paste and JSON as Classes.
For more information regarding the ASP.NET Roadmap just visit the Codeplex ASP.NET Documentation Page.