.NET vs. Cocoa (OS X) vs. Atmosphere

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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.

What is Cocoa (OS X)?

Much of Cocoa is implemented in Objective-C, an object-oriented language that is compiled to run at incredible speed, yet employs a truly dynamic runtime making it uniquely flexible. Because Objective-C is a superset of C, it is easy to mix C and even C++ into your Cocoa applications.

What is Atmosphere?

The Atmosphere Framework contains client and server side components for building Asynchronous Web Applications. The majority of popular frameworks are either supporting Atmosphere or supported natively by the framework. The Atmosphere Framework supports all major Browsers and Servers.
Why do developers choose .NET?
Why do you like .NET?

Why do developers choose Cocoa (OS X)?
Why do you like Cocoa (OS X)?

Why do developers choose Atmosphere?
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What are the cons of using .NET?
Downsides of .NET?

What are the cons of using Cocoa (OS X)?
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What are the cons of using Atmosphere?
No Cons submitted yet for Atmosphere
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How much does .NET cost?
How much does Cocoa (OS X) cost?
How much does Atmosphere cost?
What companies use .NET?
1978 companies on StackShare use .NET
What companies use Cocoa (OS X)?
8 companies on StackShare use Cocoa (OS X)
What companies use Atmosphere?
2 companies on StackShare use Atmosphere
What tools integrate with .NET?
32 tools on StackShare integrate with .NET
What tools integrate with Cocoa (OS X)?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Cocoa (OS X)
What tools integrate with Atmosphere?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Atmosphere

What are some alternatives to .NET, Cocoa (OS X), and Atmosphere?

  • 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

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