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Developers describe C# as "Simple, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language for the .NET platform". C# (pronounced "See Sharp") is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language. C# has its roots in the C family of languages and will be immediately familiar to C, C++, Java, and JavaScript programmers. On the other hand, Flat UI is detailed as "Free Bootstrap Framework and Theme". Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.

C# and Flat UI are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Front-End Frameworks" tools respectively.

Flat UI is an open source tool with 14.5K GitHub stars and 2.45K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Flat UI's open source repository on GitHub.

Stack Exchange, PedidosYa, and Coderus are some of the popular companies that use C#, whereas Flat UI is used by Apexure, Leonis Holding, and SkyQuest. C# has a broader approval, being mentioned in 684 company stacks & 1118 developers stacks; compared to Flat UI, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about C# and Flat UI
Andrew Carpenter
Chief Software Architect at Xelex Digital, LLC · | 16 upvotes · 321.8K views

In 2015 as Xelex Digital was paving a new technology path, moving from ASP.NET web services and web applications, we knew that we wanted to move to a more modular decoupled base of applications centered around REST APIs.

To that end we spent several months studying API design patterns and decided to use our own adaptation of CRUD, specifically a SCRUD pattern that elevates query params to a more central role via the Search action.

Once we nailed down the API design pattern it was time to decide what language(s) our new APIs would be built upon. Our team has always been driven by the right tool for the job rather than what we know best. That said, in balancing practicality we chose to focus on 3 options that our team had deep experience with and knew the pros and cons of.

For us it came down to C#, JavaScript, and Ruby. At the time we owned our infrastructure, racks in cages, that were all loaded with Windows. We were also at a point that we were using that infrastructure to it's fullest and could not afford additional servers running Linux. That's a long way of saying we decided against Ruby as it doesn't play nice on Windows.

That left us with two options. We went a very unconventional route for deciding between the two. We built MVP APIs on both. The interfaces were identical and interchangeable. What we found was easily quantifiable differences.

We were able to iterate on our Node based APIs much more rapidly than we were our C# APIs. For us this was owed to the community coupled with the extremely dynamic nature of JS. There were tradeoffs we considered, latency was (acceptably) higher on requests to our Node APIs. No strong types to protect us from ourselves, but we've rarely found that to be an issue.

As such we decided to commit resources to our Node APIs and push it out as the core brain of our new system. We haven't looked back since. It has consistently met our needs, scaling with us, getting better with time as continually pour into and expand our capabilities.

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Erik Ralston
Chief Architect at LiveTiles · | 14 upvotes · 435.3K views

C# and .Net were obvious choices for us at LiveTiles given our investment in the Microsoft ecosystem. It enabled us to harness of the .Net framework to build ASP.Net MVC, WebAPI, and Serverless applications very easily. Coupled with the high productivity of Visual Studio, it's the native tongue of Microsoft technology.

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Pros of C#
Pros of Flat UI
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    Cool syntax
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    Great lambda support
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    Great generics support
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    Language integrated query (linq)
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    Extension methods
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    Automatic garbage collection
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    Properties with get/set methods
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    Backed by microsoft
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    Automatic memory management
  • 60
    Amaizing Crossplatform Support
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    High performance
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    Great ecosystem of community packages with Nuget
  • 24
    Vibrant developer community
  • 21
    Great readability
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    Dead-simple asynchronous programming with async/await
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    Visual Studio - Great IDE
  • 15
    Open source
  • 14
    Strongly typed by default, dynamic typing when needed
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    Object oriented programming paradigm
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    Easy separation of config/application code
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    Great community
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    OOPS simplified with great syntax
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    Events management using delegates
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    Operator overloading
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    Good language to teach OO concepts
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    Linq expressions
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    Conditional compilation
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    Organized and clean
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    Comprehensive platform libraries
  • 5
    Coherent language backed by an extensive CLR
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    Concise syntax, productivity designed
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    Top level code
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    Statically typed
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    Sophisticated overall
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    Far more sleek and sphisticated than other languages
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    Sass support
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    CSS class naming conventions are similar to Bootstrap
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    Good for mockups and minimal UI design
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    Basic Flat design

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Cons of C#
Cons of Flat UI
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    Poor x-platform GUI support
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    Closed source
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    Fast and secure
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    Requires DllImportAttribute for getting stuff from unma
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    Not for creative and modern UI design

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What is C#?

C# (pronounced "See Sharp") is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language. C# has its roots in the C family of languages and will be immediately familiar to C, C++, Java, and JavaScript programmers.

What is Flat UI?

Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.

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