ASP.NET vs. React

Overview
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ASP.NET
Score 9.0 out of 10
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React
Score 8.9 out of 10
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React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. React enables users to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in an application, and React will update and render just the right components when data changes. React is available free and open source under the MIT license.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Community Pulse
ASP.NETReact
Considered Both Products
ASP.NET
Chose ASP.NET
Other products could be used to do the same what ASP.NET achieves. For server code Nodejs could be used and for front-end Reactjs, Angular etc. could be used. What ASP.NET achieves is that you can do this combined thing in one framework. So learning is easy as compared to …
Chose ASP.NET
We had MSDN subscriptions, and developers had this extensive skillset. Faster and easier than any other tools. The client also had apps running on an IIS server.
Chose ASP.NET
The in-house framework of ASP.NET reduces a lot of boilerplate code and also easier to start. The development environment is amazingly faster.
React

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Small Businesses
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Enterprises
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
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User Ratings
ASP.NETReact
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(38 ratings)
7.2
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Usability
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9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ASP.NETReact
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Well suited: for interfaces between machines data and applications. Made as a service. For web applications in factories where you don't have access to thick clients due to the environment. not well suited: quick measurements and fast data transitions between different applications. When time dependency is needed, then you better can choose other solutions.
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Open Source
React is a JavaScript user interface construction library that works well for:
  • Developing web apps with dynamic and complicated user interfaces.
  • creating reusable UI elements that may be used in other applications.
  • creating single-page applications with dynamic content updates that don't require a page reload.
  • The Virtual DOM's effective updating mechanism allows it to handle large volumes of data updates.
React, on the other hand, might be less suitable for:
  • Websites that are simple, stagnant, and have no interaction. Other libraries or simple HTML, CSS, and JavaScript may be a better fit in such circumstances.
  • Web sockets may be a better choice for applications that need real-time updates, such as chat or gaming apps.
  • When creating mobile apps, React Native is a better option.
  • Server side rendering only, as React is designed to run on the client side.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • It has a great documentation so new or experienced, you appreciate quick access to quality information
  • It’s very fast, uses less memory than initially expected that has decreased our costs after moving from python
  • It speaks the language of the design patterns really well, so our backend apps are written fast together and connect to frontend systems flawlessly
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Open Source
  • React is fantastic for building performant user interfaces. Our web app is snappy and great for our customers.
  • React has the philosophy of doing one thing and doing it well which is the view layer of the application. This makes it incredibly intuitive and flexible for developers to use.
  • React has lead the way in being able to write modular and structured code. It is a drastic improvement since the days of spaghetti jQuery code.
  • React has an unmatched community. The amount of tools and libraries available is fantastic, and there plenty of solutions available online for common problems.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Net is just like plug and play, we have to focus on a logic of code rest part can be handled by ASP. Net framework.
  • It's a best for only web development.
  • One downside with ASP.NET is its reliance on the .NET framework.
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Open Source
  • Debugging React is challenging. Bugs in react code generate stack traces internal to React and it is often totally unclear how it relates to the code you actually wrote.
  • Relating your React elements to corresponding DOM elements is difficult. The intentional separation of virtual and actual DOM also makes it difficult to map the elements to the structures in the DOM. This is partially ameliorated by the use of the React dev tool, which provides a DOM-like view of the React elements, but the tool still does not provide a direct correspondence with the DOM that is often necessary to figure out why something isn't right.
  • Because JSX is React-specific and not a language feature, a special compilation process is necessary to convert JSX code to normal JS. Coming from a C++ background, compiling things doesn't bother me, but many JS developers are used to a less structured development.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
It is the backbone of all our products
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Open Source
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Usability
Microsoft
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Open Source
React is just a bit of a different animal. I was avoiding it for the longest time. I thought for sure I would land on Vue or something else with a more approachable and familiar appearance. But after taking an online course in React, I started realize what people were raving about (and complaining about) and decided to implement it at our office for one of our products.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
Very good, depending on the requirement and budget.
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Open Source
Since it's open-source and very popular, the community support for React and related tools and libraries is excellent. There are a lot of people using the same tools, and so issues tend to get fixed quickly and "recipes" are easy to come by. And since it's backed by Facebook, they have a dedicated engineering team working on the progression of React.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
We choose ASP.NET because our core business is working with the SAP HANA database using SAP Business One. We can develop state-of-the-art applications with Razor and Visual Studio 2022 fast and with excellent application performance response. Working SAP Hana with JAVA could be more challenging because it has fewer developers communities, and it could be harder to find a solution for a question.
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Open Source
While this is a widely contested debate with various blog posts and benchmarks all over the place, its really a personal choice to determine what works for the team. Coming from a Angular 1.x background, I decided to try a new framework when Angular 2.x was announced and at that time React is gaining popularity and Vue hasn't taken off yet. Compared to Angular 1.x and Vue (hybrid of React and Angular) that split the logic from the html templates, I loved the way React breaks code into components using the jsx syntax. In my mind, this allows for cleaner components and easier maintenance
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • We realized positive returns due to interns and new employees already having experience due to the free academic versions available.
  • Being able to evaluate the express version prior to purchase was helpful.
  • Performance is adequate, but not as responsive as C++. I guess the trade-off is ease of use and being able to find qualified personnel.
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Open Source
  • Our web applications now run much faster because the whole page doesn't reload
  • We spend less time developing UI components because a lot of them are readily available on NPM
  • We don't have to optimize apps for multiple browsers since React natively supports it.
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