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.NET

62 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

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.NET

I highly recommend .Net as a platform for custom development. We can leverage several UI elements and also integrate with third party controls like Telerik, Infragistics etc. Provides platforms, tools, and a programming environment for addressing the design and overall management of distributed and multi-tiered applications. It offers immeasurable benefits for various issues like memory management, security, and exceptional handling, a developer may face. .NET is not suited in case of multi-platform requirement. There isn't support available from MS and isn't available straight after installing Visual Studio. If that is a criteria for your business case then consider a different platform.Also .NET is very easy to reverse engineer. If you do not obfuscate your code, you may as well publish the source code.The footprint of your application can be huge if it requires a version of .NET, which is not already on the computer and therefore has to be installed first.

Pros

  • Asp.NET features like early binding, JIT compilation, caching services and native optimization supports gives your application the high level of performance.
  • All the Asp.NET applications are highly monitored and managed to help application available to handle requests.
  • The best part of .NET Framework is it has its own built-in caching features.
  • The content and the program logic are separated in the .NET Framework, thus reducing the program inconveniences.
  • Offers great security with the built-in Windows authentication and per-application configuration.

Cons

  • Limited object-relational (OR) support as it comes only with Entity Framework
  • Does not come with multi platform support from Microsoft, and is not available right after installing Visual Studio
  • The managed code can be slower than native code
  • Involves a vendor lock-in, and future development is solely dependent on Microsoft
  • Migrating applications to .NET can be expensive as involves whole lot of custom development

Alternatives Considered

We evaluated Java as a platform for custom development. There were many advantages to using Java like - Java is portable, so you can choose whatever operating system you need to build your app or website. Object-relational support is better, and Java calls the database less often, keeping everything in domain objects.But possible security breaches are the main concern when it comes to Java, because such issues occur more often in platform-agnostic solutions. On top of that, Scala functions don’t work well with Groovy, requiring advanced software developing skills. Also, some developers claim that Java can be slower than other languages because of its multi-platform nature.

Return on Investment

  • Saved us time from having to evaluate many different Java libraries which did not integrate well or had questionable support lifetimes.
  • Saved us from having to track down CLASSPATH issues.
  • Saved us from servers crashing due to lack of PermGen space.

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.NET

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