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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

.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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

OutSystems excels with building web interfaces fast and lends itself to custom integrations written in .Net. Most anything can be brought in given this ability to be extended. One of the drawbacks to the speed of development is that most quality control teams become quickly overwhelmed and may be unable to keep up.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

.NET
OutSystems
7.8
Visual Modeling
.NET
OutSystems
7.9
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
.NET
OutSystems
8.0
Platform Security
.NET
OutSystems
7.8
Platform User Management
.NET
OutSystems
7.4
Reusability
.NET
OutSystems
7.8
Platform Scalability
.NET
OutSystems
8.0

Pros

.NET

  • .NET allows the user to quickly create applications to solve problems.
  • .NET is extremely flexible, allowing the programmer to interact with nearly every aspect of the computer.
  • There are a number of languages that can be used to program in .NET.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • Deployment management – OutSystems has a built in robust, multi-environment deployment system that helps ensures the clean and error free deployment of applications through the development, testing and production product lifecycle
  • Rapid application development – Through the low code, graphical development environment you can develop applications far quicker than with more traditional development environments
  • Cross platform mobile development – OutSystems handle the development and building of mobile application for both iOS and Android in a simple streamlined way that removes 90% of the problems normally associated with multi platform development
John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

.NET

  • You need to buy everything from Microsoft. The biggest con is that it is not free like Java. Migrating applications to .NET can be expensive.
  • Does not come with multi-platform support from Microsoft, and is not available right after installing Visual Studio.
  • Very much Windows OS dependent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • The platform controls all the parts. While great for development and overall maintenance, it could lead to discussions with your DBA (who has to trust the platform). As a developer I love the platform, as a DBA I would like more control.
  • By making software development model driven using flows, you are forced to rethink the way of programming. It makes it easier, but sometimes the way of working leads to code which could be optimized (standard problem in model based software development).
  • Most of the code is generated, so the technical knowledge of the inner working of coding are not Essentials. This could lead to degration of this knowlegde. As part of this, most technologies will only be used when OutSystems supports it. They do a good job on implementing these things. But things like Node.js would be nice.
Patrick Baanvinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 4 answers
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

.NET

.NET 8.3
Based on 3 answers
.NET is very popular among developers. It is easy to use and compatible with Microsoft products. It can be used to develop almost any kind of app including 2D and 3D games. There are numerous libraries to choose from and there are close to around 50 languages to choose from in the .NET framework.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 3 answers
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

.NET

.NET 8.2
Based on 5 answers
As Microsoft Gold Partners, we do have access to a lot of additional information and support from Microsoft. Still, the availability of "open and free" documentation, community, and enthusiasts of the platform is vast. Added to that, the quality of resources provided for all the Microsoft ecosystem is very impressive.
Oberdan Nunes | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 45 answers
In becoming bigger, the support encountered several growing pains, but we've seen amelioration (also by involving a customer engagement manager, more direct lines with OutSystems, and better contact with partner Noesis). Sometimes growing goes fast and the organization needs to adapt to the new world. New markets are conquered, but others still need to grow.
Stefan Parijs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Manage expectations properly.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

.NET

Microsoft .NET has been the choice of development here for a long time and was chosen for its portability, ease of development and more. We have been very successful in developing custom applications in Microsoft .NET. This back end of Microsoft .NET applications has made it necessary to have quality developers which are easier to find with a Microsoft .NET background.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
Willem Norval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

.NET

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

.NET

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OutSystems

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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