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ASP.NET vs Spring Boot: What are the differences?

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; Spring Boot: Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss. Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

ASP.NET and Spring Boot belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

Spring Boot is an open source tool with 39.8K GitHub stars and 25.8K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Spring Boot's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 617 developers stacks; compared to ASP.NET, which is listed in 76 company stacks and 76 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 Spring Boot?

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
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      What are some alternatives to ASP.NET and Spring Boot?
      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.
      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.
      PHP
      Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
      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.
      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.
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      Decisions about ASP.NET and Spring Boot
      Marwen Trabelsi
      Marwen Trabelsi
      Software Engineer | 3 upvotes 37K views
      Spring Boot
      Spring Boot

      I use Spring-Boot because it almost let you get things done quickly for a JVM-target project, with auto configuration components and dependency management starters. It is almost perfectly tailored for microservices applications development with a single unit deployment artifact (JAR) along with support for Service Registry and Discovery, Circuit Breaker pattern...

      Any third-party library or any back-end service would perfectly integrate well since Spring offers integration support for most of mainstream services, let it be a RDBMS service, a NoSQL database, a Message Broker...

      Coming to day-to-day development, Spring-Boot enjoys a great community so you can get support, direction, focused guidance from almost everywhere.

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      Praveen Mooli
      Praveen Mooli
      Engineering Manager at Taylor and Francis | 12 upvotes 696.3K views
      MongoDB Atlas
      MongoDB Atlas
      Java
      Java
      Spring Boot
      Spring Boot
      Node.js
      Node.js
      ExpressJS
      ExpressJS
      Python
      Python
      Flask
      Flask
      Amazon Kinesis
      Amazon Kinesis
      Amazon Kinesis Firehose
      Amazon Kinesis Firehose
      Amazon SNS
      Amazon SNS
      Amazon SQS
      Amazon SQS
      AWS Lambda
      AWS Lambda
      Angular 2
      Angular 2
      RxJS
      RxJS
      GitHub
      GitHub
      Travis CI
      Travis CI
      Terraform
      Terraform
      Docker
      Docker
      Serverless
      Serverless
      Amazon RDS
      Amazon RDS
      Amazon DynamoDB
      Amazon DynamoDB
      Amazon S3
      Amazon S3
      #Backend
      #Microservices
      #Eventsourcingframework
      #Webapps
      #Devops
      #Data

      We are in the process of building a modern content platform to deliver our content through various channels. We decided to go with Microservices architecture as we wanted scale. Microservice architecture style is an approach to developing an application as a suite of small independently deployable services built around specific business capabilities. You can gain modularity, extensive parallelism and cost-effective scaling by deploying services across many distributed servers. Microservices modularity facilitates independent updates/deployments, and helps to avoid single point of failure, which can help prevent large-scale outages. We also decided to use Event Driven Architecture pattern which is a popular distributed asynchronous architecture pattern used to produce highly scalable applications. The event-driven architecture is made up of highly decoupled, single-purpose event processing components that asynchronously receive and process events.

      To build our #Backend capabilities we decided to use the following: 1. #Microservices - Java with Spring Boot , Node.js with ExpressJS and Python with Flask 2. #Eventsourcingframework - Amazon Kinesis , Amazon Kinesis Firehose , Amazon SNS , Amazon SQS, AWS Lambda 3. #Data - Amazon RDS , Amazon DynamoDB , Amazon S3 , MongoDB Atlas

      To build #Webapps we decided to use Angular 2 with RxJS

      #Devops - GitHub , Travis CI , Terraform , Docker , Serverless

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      Greg Neumann
      Greg Neumann
      Indie, Solo, Developer | 7 upvotes 388.3K 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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      Node.js
      Node.js
      Java
      Java
      Spring Boot
      Spring Boot
      Python
      Python
      Flask
      Flask
      Django
      Django

      Since you said that your middleware will be accessing DB and expose API, you can go with Node.js. It will make your development fast and easy. Suppose in future you will add some business logic you can choose Java with Spring Boot or Python with Flask / Django. NOTE: Language or framework doesn't matter. Choose based on your programming knowledge.

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      Reviews of ASP.NET and Spring Boot
      Review ofSpring BootSpring Boot

      spring boot allow my team to start building web services quickly and package it in a stand alone application

      How developers use ASP.NET and Spring Boot
      Avatar of Climate CoLab
      Climate CoLab uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      Spring-Boot allows us to create stand-alone web servers and helps us configure many of our dependencies with sane default, while maintaining flexibility where we need it.

      Avatar of Emcee
      Emcee uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      Probably the best application framework in Java, by far. Time-proven, mature.

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      p009922 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      light weight server approach for REST-services

      Avatar of Project44
      Project44 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      All services are spring-boot applications.

      Avatar of Vaadin
      Vaadin uses Spring BootSpring Boot

      Solid base for Java-based web app backend

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