Cocoa Touch (iOS) vs .NET: What are the differences?
Cocoa Touch (iOS): The Cocoa Touch collection of frameworks includes everything needed to create iOS apps. The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services; .NET: A free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications. .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.
Cocoa Touch (iOS) and .NET can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
"Backed by Apple" is the primary reason why developers consider Cocoa Touch (iOS) over the competitors, whereas "Tight integration with visual studio" was stated as the key factor in picking .NET.
.NET is an open source tool with 11.1K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks. Here's a link to .NET's open source repository on GitHub.
Stack Exchange, Microsoft, and Starbucks are some of the popular companies that use .NET, whereas Cocoa Touch (iOS) is used by Snapchat, Apple, and Telegram. .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1566 company stacks & 239 developers stacks; compared to Cocoa Touch (iOS), which is listed in 32 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.
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Microsoft has done an incredible job of keeping the .NET Framework powerful and stable. It is well designed and keeps getting more robust with each release. It isn't the most popular technology in this space, but I think a good case can be made to use .NET in many new projects.
As we started on Windows Phone we use C# and .NET for most of our apps and sites. Being a small team of 2, using .NET enables us to work on each part of the service without having to switch to different languages.
I use .NET alongside with C# since my university studies, and I really enjoy it. Especially .NET Core, which is the best thing that happened to Microsoft since... ever.
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