.NET is a free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications.

What is .NET?

.NET is a general purpose development platform. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build native applications for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more.

.NET is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.

.NET is an open source tool with 10.8K Github Stars and 2.3K Github Forks. Here’s a link to .NET's open source repository on Github

.NET Reviews

Here are some stack decisions and reviews by companies and developers who chose .NET in their tech stack.

Who Uses .NET?

1560 companies use .NET including Stack Overflow, Starbucks, and Ducksboard.

.NET integrates with

C#, Sentry, Microsoft Azure, Datadog, and Rollbar are some of the popular tools that integrate with .NET. Here's a list of all 40 tools that integrate with .NET.

Why people like .NET

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use .NET.



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.NET's Features

  • Multiple languages: You can write .NET apps in C#, F#, or Visual Basic.
  • Cross Platform: Whether you're working in C#, F#, or Visual Basic, your code will run natively on any compatible OS.
  • Consistent API & Libraries: To extend functionality, Microsoft and others maintain a healthy package ecosystem built on .NET Standard.
  • Application models for web, mobile, games and more: You can build many types of apps with .NET. Some are cross-platform, and some target a specific OS or .NET implementation.
  • Choose your tools: The Visual Studio product family provides a great .NET development experience on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Or if you prefer, there are .NET command line tools and plugins.

.NET's alternatives

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines
  • Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

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