What is .NET?
.NET is an open-source framework for creating cross-platform desktop, web, and mobile apps. Modern, scalable, and high-performance software developments are all supported by the .NET system’s accompanying tools, libraries, and languages. The .NET platform is constantly updated and improved by its dedicated development community.
The .NET platform is a software program capable of:
- Compiling and running programs written in .NET programming language.
- Facilitating productive program creation with its many useful features, like reading input and displaying the current time.
- Developing a list of acceptable data formats for storing information like text, numbers, and dates.
Fewer lines of code are required than in single-page applications because the codes are shared between the client and server sides. Given that, far less time is needed to code.
The logic for a large portion of the application must be managed on the server side. And processing HTTP requests can be difficult, as can routing, rendering, styling, and loading modules. Another drawback is that server-side rendering requires external libraries.
Pros and cons of .NET
Pros of .NET
Object-oriented approach to software development
The object-oriented methodology was originally developed to make software development more manageable by fragmenting it into smaller, more manageable components.
Simple caching system
Since developers can create a bespoke cache implementation for an app, the caching system in the .NET framework is flexible and straightforward.
Visual Studio integration
The .NET framework is integrated with Visual Studio. That means there are plenty of resources available to .NET programmers that want to create innovative web-based software. In addition, Visual Studio provides some powerful advanced compilation, debugging, and collaboration tools.
Cross-platform development (.NET Core)
.NET Core is the best option if you create a web application that runs on macOS, Windows, and Linux without leaving the .NET environment.
Cons of .NET
Limited object-relational support
Object-relational programming is encouraged in .NET framework that enables entity framework. Although entity framework is widely used, not all developers agree that it offers enough flexibility. This is because it only supports some of the latest innovations in database design.
Although many of .NET Foundation’s services are free, there are a few hidden fees. The annual cost of a Visual Studio license, for instance, can range from $799 to $5,999, based on the subscription period and the features you desire.