Node.js vs. Django vs. .NET

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What is 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.

What is Django?

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

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.

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Why do developers choose Node.js?
Why do you like Node.js?

Why do developers choose Django?
Why do you like Django?

Why do developers choose .NET?
Why do you like .NET?

What are the cons of using Node.js?
Downsides of Node.js?

What are the cons of using Django?
Downsides of Django?

What are the cons of using .NET?
Downsides of .NET?

What companies use Node.js?
4952 companies on StackShare use Node.js
What companies use Django?
1193 companies on StackShare use Django
What companies use .NET?
1978 companies on StackShare use .NET
What tools integrate with Node.js?
105 tools on StackShare integrate with Node.js
What tools integrate with Django?
25 tools on StackShare integrate with Django
What tools integrate with .NET?
32 tools on StackShare integrate with .NET

What are some alternatives to Node.js, Django, and .NET?

  • 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.
  • Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans
  • Spring-Boot - Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss

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Maria Naggaga
Maria Naggaga
Senior Program Manager - .NET Team at Microsoft ยท | 6 upvotes ยท 4006 views
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio

.NET Core is #free, #cross-platform, and #opensource. A developer platform for building all types of apps ( #web apps #mobile #games #machinelearning #AI and #Desktop ).

Developers have chosen .NET for:

Productive: Combined with the extensive class libraries, common APIs, multi-language support, and the powerful tooling provided by the Visual Studio family ( Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code ), .NET is the most productive platform for developers.

Any app: From mobile applications running on iOS, Android and Windows, to Enterprise server applications running on Windows Server and Linux, or high-scale microservices running in the cloud, .NET provides a solution for you.

Performance: .NET is fast. Really fast! The popular TechEmpower benchmark compares web application frameworks with tasks like JSON serialization, database access, and server side template rendering - .NET performs faster than any other popular framework.

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Oren Novotny
Oren Novotny
Chief Architect, DevOps & Modern Software at Insight ยท | 6 upvotes ยท 4523 views

I use .NET Core to power my code signing service. The service is a client/server solution that enables secure and easy Authenticode, NuGet, and VSIX code signing.

On the server, it uses ASP.NET Core, Azure AD, and Azure Key Vault, to orchestrate and log all signing operations. Security is of top-priority for this application and ASP.NET Core makes it easier.

The client must run cross-platform, so it's packaged a .NET Core global tool, letting it run anywhere .NET Core does (on macOS, Linux, and Windows).

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Alejandro Ruiz
Alejandro Ruiz
Mobile Software Consultant ยท | 1 upvotes ยท 2908 views

I chose .NET because allow me to use the most beautiful language that I ever work with "C#", also as a free cross platform development framework allows me to create any limitless tool for all possible devices in the market no matter if is an IoT or mobile devices, a cloud or web app or a AI/ML module, running native everywhere, you're able to do it using .NET and last but not least all folks in the community are open to help each other

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