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Why use .NET for Your Project?

Why use .NET for Your Project?

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March 15, 2022
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Ah, the million-dollar question – which technology should I choose for my project, perhaps Microsoft’s .NET?

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Everyone wants to stay on top of the latest technological developments and we are all excited to add new tools to our tech stack. We always need to make a point of building strong support for all of our projects. Some key values to look for are security, stability, scalability, and performance.

We need to answer two important questions in this article:

  • What is .NET?
  • Why choose .NET?
  • How is .NET compared to other languages and technologies?

Choosing our tech stack is one of the most important first steps and we must not take it lightly. So let’s not waste any more time and start addressing all the questions.

What is .NET?

Taken straight from Microsoft’s web page, .NET is “a free, cross-platform, open-source developer platform for building many different types of applications.” Created by Microsoft in the early 2000s, it has been going strong for more than two decades now.

The extensive package ecosystem that surrounds .NET Core allows teams to quickly increase the functionality of this practical framework..NET platform supports more than 60 programming languages, each of them useful for different purposes. One of the most famous ones being C#, F#, and Visual Basic.

Why choose .NET?

It’s a well-designed framework with a wide range of capabilities. When you combine this framework with a talented designer, you may create a truly unique user experience. In a nutshell, it’s a developer’s paradise.

There are many possibilities for a .NET application

  • Web applications
  • IoT development
  • Mobile applications
  • AI Applications
  • Cross-Platform Applications
  • Big data

Let’s go through some of its strengths as well:

Stability and scalability

.NET is a powerful platform that is critical for rapidly expanding businesses. As your company grows, the IT infrastructure and apps that operate on it will undoubtedly become overburdened. This might create significant delays in the overall workflow, which is unavoidable. Choosing.NET guarantees that these apps can handle the extra traffic without having to rework or redevelop them. An object interface, for example, provides a roadmap for reusing objects in newer applications, as well as all the details you need to update the objects without disrupting the other routines. It makes it simple to update the code to take advantage of newer technologies and quicker algorithms.

Security

This framework creates a very safe environment, using a combination of security techniques to keep the application as safe as possible. It comes with built-in Windows authentication, allowing you to create secure and safe apps, as well as cryptography classes for decryption and encryption of data. You can prohibit or enable user access to different systems, platforms, apps, and other resources using a single security token (username and password combination).

Powerful performance

The.NET framework enables applications to be deployed quickly and easily. The framework makes it easier to create one-time setups that speed up the development process. A newer version was also published by Microsoft in 2016, called .NET Core, which runs on a variety of computer platforms. It’s a blessing that it’s both open-source and cross-platform. It expands your options by allowing you to develop applications for Mac OS X and Linux.

How is .NET compared to other languages and frameworks?

This is one of the most frequently discussed topics. We already went through the pros of using this amazing framework, however other technologies also have a lot of functionality to offer. How does .NET perform in contrast to them? In which cases is it best to choose it over the other ones? Let’s compare:

Java

Because Java’s syntax is inherited from C and C++, there are many parallels between Java and.NET in terms of performance. 

Java arrays have only the feature of highlighting checked and unchecked expectations, while .NET supplies us with a general-purpose programming language that includes garbage collection, type checking, array limits, and uninitialized variable checks. You obtain increased durability, robustness, and efficiency this way.

Besides, any software framework must provide security. Researches reveal that .NET is safer than Java. Java has a vulnerability density of 30.0, while .Net has a vulnerability density of 27.2. The phrase ‘vulnerability density’ is used to describe a method of calculating the number of faults in a sample of code (average defects per MB of code scanned). Consequently, .NET is becoming a popular software framework for developing banking and other financial institution applications.

Node.js

Both software development environments have active community support, implying that finding a solution to the problem will not be difficult. However, keep in mind that .NET has a larger community on Stack Overflow, but Node.js has a larger community on GitHub.

According to Nodejs.org, when firms converted to Node.js, they saw a 48 per cent gain in-app performance. Other tests, on the other hand, reveal that.NET Core/ASP.NET Core outperforms Node.js. There is no definitive winner in this case, as it is dependent on the structure and purpose of the application.

As for stability, reliability, and security, In these areas, .NET Core is unquestionably the victor. The platform’s security and dependability make it an excellent choice for building strong software using the C# programming language. For complex corporate applications created using TypeScript, Node.js is more dependable than it is on its own.

Final Thoughts

Allow me to summarise and remind you why this platform is the preferred platform for hundreds of outstanding enterprises all around the world.

.NET is, first and foremost, strong. Powerful and intimidating. It’s also straightforward and easy to use for anyone with any degree of experience, making it an appealing alternative right away. The potential is enormous, and with the proper team on board, your project may soon soar to new heights.

This also results in a platform that is extremely scalable. This framework has a high degree of usability, making it easy to connect with the current infrastructure. And if safety is high on your priority list, as it should be, consider .NET to be your perfect choice.

As we’ve seen,there are lots more reasons for you to choose .NET for your next software development project., and I encourage you to do more research or even contact us at Dreamix for your new project endeavours.

Book free consultation and a Dreamix representative will contact you directly.

Magdalena Nikolova

Middle Software Engineer 1 at Dreamix

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