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ASP.NET vs Hack: What are the differences?

What is ASP.NET? An open source web framework for building modern web apps and services with .NET. .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.

What is Hack? A programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

ASP.NET belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Hack can be primarily classified under "Languages".

According to the StackShare community, ASP.NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 76 company stacks & 76 developers stacks; compared to Hack, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is ASP.NET?

.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.

What is Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.
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        What are some alternatives to ASP.NET and Hack?
        ASP.NET Core
        A free and open-source web framework, and higher performance than ASP.NET, developed by Microsoft and the community. It is a modular framework that runs on both the full .NET Framework, on Windows, and the cross-platform .NET Core.
        PHP
        Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
        JavaScript
        JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
        Node.js
        Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
        Python
        Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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        Decisions about ASP.NET and Hack
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        PHP
        PHP
        Hack
        Hack
        HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
        HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)

        Throughout 2016, Slack began migrating from PHP5 to Hack. They cite several well-known challenges inherent to PHP, including surprise type conversions, inconsistency around reference semantics, inconsistencies in the standard library, and the fact that “PHP tries very, very hard to keep the request running, even if it has done something deeply strange.”

        To overcome these challenges while maintaining the unique values of PHP, Slack turned to Hack, a gradual typing system for PHP. Hack runs on the HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM, an open source just-in-time (JIT) environment for PHP.

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        StackShare Editors
        Prometheus
        Prometheus
        Chef
        Chef
        Consul
        Consul
        Memcached
        Memcached
        Hack
        Hack
        Swift
        Swift
        Hadoop
        Hadoop
        Terraform
        Terraform
        Airflow
        Airflow
        Apache Spark
        Apache Spark
        Kubernetes
        Kubernetes
        gRPC
        gRPC
        HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
        HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
        Presto
        Presto
        Kotlin
        Kotlin
        Apache Thrift
        Apache Thrift

        Since the beginning, Cal Henderson has been the CTO of Slack. Earlier this year, he commented on a Quora question summarizing their current stack.

        Apps
        • Web: a mix of JavaScript/ES6 and React.
        • Desktop: And Electron to ship it as a desktop application.
        • Android: a mix of Java and Kotlin.
        • iOS: written in a mix of Objective C and Swift.
        Backend
        • The core application and the API written in PHP/Hack that runs on HHVM.
        • The data is stored in MySQL using Vitess.
        • Caching is done using Memcached and MCRouter.
        • The search service takes help from SolrCloud, with various Java services.
        • The messaging system uses WebSockets with many services in Java and Go.
        • Load balancing is done using HAproxy with Consul for configuration.
        • Most services talk to each other over gRPC,
        • Some Thrift and JSON-over-HTTP
        • Voice and video calling service was built in Elixir.
        Data warehouse
        • Built using open source tools including Presto, Spark, Airflow, Hadoop and Kafka.
        Etc
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        Greg Neumann
        Greg Neumann
        Indie, Solo, Developer · | 6 upvotes · 112.9K views
        Xamarin
        Xamarin
        .NET Core
        .NET Core
        Xamarin Forms
        Xamarin Forms
        ASP.NET
        ASP.NET
        Quasar Framework
        Quasar Framework
        Electron
        Electron
        Vue.js
        Vue.js
        TypeScript
        TypeScript

        Finding the most effective dev stack for a solo developer. Over the past year, I've been looking at many tech stacks that would be 'best' for me, as a solo, indie, developer to deliver a desktop app (Windows & Mac) plus mobile - iOS mainly. Initially, Xamarin started to stand-out. Using .NET Core as the run-time, Xamarin as the native API provider and Xamarin Forms for the UI seemed to solve all issues. But, the cracks soon started to appear. Xamarin Forms is mobile only; the Windows incarnation is different. There is no Mac UI solution (you have to code it natively in Mac OS Storyboard. I was also worried how Xamarin Forms , if I was to use it, was going to cope, in future, with Apple's new SwiftUI and Google's new Fuchsia.

        This plethora of techs for the UI-layer made me reach for the safer waters of using Web-techs for the UI. Lovely! Consistency everywhere (well, mostly). But that consistency evaporates when platform issues are addressed. There are so many web frameworks!

        But, I made a simple decision. It's just me...I am clever, but there is no army of coders here. And I have big plans for a business app. How could just 1 developer go-on to deploy a decent app to Windows, iPhone, iPad & Mac OS? I remembered earlier days when I've used Microsoft's ASP.NET to scaffold - generate - loads of Code for a web-app that I needed for several charities that I worked with. What 'generators' exist that do a lot of the platform-specific rubbish, allow the necessary customisation of such platform integration and provide a decent UI?

        I've placed my colours to the Quasar Framework mast. Oh dear, that means Electron desktop apps doesn't it? Well, Ive had enough of loads of Developers saying that "the menus won't look native" or "it uses too much RAM" and so on. I've been using non-native UI-wrapped apps for ages - the date picker in Outlook on iOS is way better than the native date-picker and I'd been using it for years without getting hot under the collar about it. Developers do get so hung-up on things that busy Users hardly notice; don't you think?. As to the RAM usage issue; that's a bit true. But Users only really notice when an app uses so much RAM that the machine starts to page-out. Electron contributes towards that horizon but does not cause it. My Users will be business-users after all. Somewhat decent machines.

        Looking forward to all that lovely Vue.js around my TypeScript and all those really, really, b e a u t I f u l UI controls of Quasar Framework . Still not sure that 1 dev can deliver all that... but I'm up for trying...

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