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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.8

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    88%

    .NET

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Code Engine ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Scalability

    9.6
    96%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Code Engine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • .NET is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    92%
    8 Ratings
    8.6

    .NET

    86%
    26 Ratings

    Usability

    8.8

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    88%
    5 Ratings
    9.3

    .NET

    93%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7

    .NET

    97%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    Code Engine's adaptability makes it a good fit for both solo programmers working on side projects and large teams taking on more ambitious endeavors. IBM Cloud Code engine is a great option for a serverless platform for startups and small enterprises that are using Platform as a Service. It's useful for keeping execution times low and offering generous caps on useful resources.
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    Microsoft

    .NET is well suited for any general purpose solution to a business problem, though if we are talking strictly the framework version - you have to be more or less tied to Microsoft Windows to run it. If this isn't a problem, then it will be able to address and solve any programming project you have.
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    Pros

    IBM

    • Server-less platform that is automatically managed
    • Pay per use - scale to zero results in an extremely cheap total cost of ownership.
    • There is no need for you to set the size, deploy, or scale container clusters yourself.
    • Auto scaling is always helpful and easy to use.
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    Microsoft

    • Visual Studio is one of the best IDEs and .NET is the best framework to use with Visual Studio.
    • There is a large network of support for the .NET framework.
    • The .NET framework encompasses a very large area of the programming stack.
    • The .NET framework is flexible and can be used for desktop applications or web development.
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    Cons

    IBM

    • It is limited to 100 apps per project[.]
    • Documentation - This can be more detailed and exhaustive. It might be intentional as the complexities are hidden away or abstracted to give an easy start for developers.
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    Microsoft

    • .NET is heavily Microsoft Windows oriented, and while .NET core tried to resolve that with MacOS and Linux support, .NET Core is still waiting for wider adoption.
    • While free for small projects, additional features for big projects can be a little expensive.
    • Can be resource-heavy upon deployment. We continuously have our more senior staff optimize the code of our junior developers for performance. Other languages are a little bit more forgiving in comparison.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Code Engine

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Cloud Code Engine editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional 0.000032 | 0.0000033 | 0.50/1M

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      .NET

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      .NET editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Usability

        IBM

        The overall usability has to lead to better and reliable performance. It has given us the best and reliable planning tools that have enhanced faster achievements of our performance goals. Coding has been made simple and reliable with better application results. All our projects have been implemented fully within the reliable stipulated time.
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        Microsoft

        The full .NET Framework is an amazing thing and is very robust. We have used it to create console apps, Windows apps, and online apps. When coupled with Visual Studio, development, testing, building, and deploying our applications has become 100 times easier as compared to doing those things manually before. The automation of this process has helped us push out changes to our applications faster to adapt to the ever-changing business requirements.
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        Support Rating

        IBM

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        You don't often need to reach out to Microsoft for .NET support. If you do, there are forums and websites that have active Microsoft support folks where you can provide feedback or get help. Microsoft support in general is quite good as well, but not cheap. The best support is from the community like StackOverflow.
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        Alternatives Considered

        IBM

        Cloud engine is much easier to use, and gives a very clear interface and control. Each application can be configured differently with ease and changed without having to know anything about different subscription levels or inner workings of the system. Just change the resource numbers and you're done. Also there is no maintenance or even that much planning to do (making sure there are the right amount of resources in a cluster..). This is all taken care of
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        Microsoft

        The .NET platform has a much longer and broader history than Laravel, so we chose to go with it as the support will be far superior. Additionally, Laravel is tied to PHP, while you can use multiple different languages in .NET. The additional flexibility that .NET provides in the range of types of applications you can build with it sealed the deal.
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        Return on Investment

        IBM

        • Because of its ease of use it only takes one programmer to run it.
        • Code Engine is so simple that it only takes a few hours to have the service ready to be used.
        • Some missing tools make you waste time looking for other services to integrate.
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        Microsoft

        • There are few factors we needed for our custom development. Below are each of them. We were able to get a satisfactory outcome for each of these factors which made .NET platform a very good choice in developing enterprise applications.
        • Reusability of codes- Microsoft has given many re-usable codes and components in the framework to help developers do their job effortlessly. With the help of default features, developers can create end-to-end solutions and make the business operations more efficient. As codes and components are reusable, .NET reduces development time and if applications take less time to develop, they cost cheaper and you get faster return on investment.
        • Easy to maintain- Development cost is one time, but maintenance cost is incurring. .NET apps are easily maintainable, thanks to the configuration settings that can be modified without any need to rewrite the code.
        • Deployment is hassle free- Deploying software is always challenging and the most common problem developers face in this process is the existence of multiple DLLs. It’s hard to make sure that all DLLs will co-exist in the same machine. .NET framework solves this problem by allowing different versions of the same DLL to exist side-by-side on the same machine.
        • Security- .NET is one of the most secure web and application development frameworks available in the market. As it’s made by Microsoft, you can be absolutely sure about the security measurements. Hackers can never steal valuable data from your website or apps.
        • Cross platform friendly- What if you had developed an app for desktop and laptop computers and now after seeing the growth of mobile apps in the market, you want it in mobile version as well? You can easily develop an app that runs on the desktop and PDA without any issue. As you can re-use the codes and utilize the same development environment, your job becomes a lot simpler.
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