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.NET vs Next.js: What are the differences?

What is .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.

What is Next.js? *A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps *. Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

.NET and Next.js can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

Some of the features offered by .NET are:

  • Multiple languages: You can write .NET apps in C#, F#, or Visual Basic.
  • Cross Platform: Whether you're working in C#, F#, or Visual Basic, your code will run natively on any compatible OS.
  • Consistent API & Libraries: To extend functionality, Microsoft and others maintain a healthy package ecosystem built on .NET Standard.

On the other hand, Next.js provides the following key features:

  • Zero setup. Use the filesystem as an API
  • Only JavaScript. Everything is a function
  • Automatic server rendering and code splitting

"Tight integration with visual studio" is the primary reason why developers consider .NET over the competitors, whereas "Automatic server rendering and code splitting" was stated as the key factor in picking Next.js.

.NET and Next.js are both open source tools. It seems that Next.js with 38.7K GitHub stars and 4.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than .NET with 11.1K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1566 company stacks & 239 developers stacks; compared to Next.js, which is listed in 82 company stacks and 69 developer stacks.

Decisions about .NET and Next.js

We choose Next.js for our React framework because it's very minimal and has a very organized file structure. Also, it offers key features like zero setups, automatic server rendering and code splitting, typescript support. Our app requires some loading time to process the video, server-side rendering will allow our website to display faster than client-side rending.

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I was considering focusing on learning RoR and looking for a work that uses those techs.

After some investigation, I decided to stay with C# .NET:

  • It is more requested on job positions (7 to 1 in my personal searches average).

  • It's been around for longer.

  • it has better documentation and community.

  • One of Ruby advantages (its amazing community gems, that allows to quickly build parts of your systems by merely putting together third party components) gets quite complicated to use and maintain in huge applications, where building and reusing your own components may become a better approach.

  • Rail's front end support is starting to waver.

  • C# .NET code is far easier to understand, debug and maintain. Although certainly not easier to learn from scratch.

  • Though Rails has an excellent programming speed, C# tends to get the upper hand in long term projects.

I would avise to stick to rails when building small projects, and switching to C# for more long term ones.

Opinions are welcome!

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You can read all about it in our linked blog post.

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Pros of .NET
Pros of Next.js
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    Tight integration with visual studio
  • 250
    Stable code
  • 180
    Great community
  • 171
    Reliable and strongly typed server side language.
  • 132
    Microsoft
  • 108
    Fantastic documentation
  • 82
    Great 3rd party libraries
  • 71
    Speedy
  • 65
    Great azure integration
  • 57
    Great support
  • 25
    Highly productive
  • 24
    Linq
  • 23
    High Performance
  • 22
    Great programming languages (C#, VB)
  • 21
    C#
  • 19
    Open source
  • 13
    Powerful ORM (EntityFramework)
  • 13
    Powerful Web application framework (ASP.NET MVC)
  • 13
    Clean markup with razor
  • 11
    Fast
  • 9
    Visual studio + Resharper = <3
  • 9
    Constantly improving to keep up with new trends
  • 8
    Dependency injection
  • 7
    TFS
  • 6
    Job opportunities
  • 6
    High-Performance
  • 6
    Integrated and Reliable
  • 6
    Security
  • 5
    Huge ecosystem and communities
  • 5
    Light-weight
  • 4
    Lovely
  • 4
    Variations
  • 3
    Scaffolding
  • 3
    Support and SImplicity
  • 3
    {get; set;}
  • 3
    Asynchrony
  • 3
    Concurrent
  • 3
    Useful IoC
  • 2
    Default Debuging tools
  • 2
    Entity framework
  • 1
    Blazor
  • 26
    Automatic server rendering and code splitting
  • 20
    Built with React
  • 18
    Easy setup
  • 16
    Zero setup
  • 15
    Universal JavaScript
  • 11
    TypeScript
  • 7
    Static site generator
  • 6
    Simple deployment
  • 6
    Frictionless development
  • 5
    Just JavaScript
  • 5
    Incremental static regeneration
  • 5
    Filesystem as an API
  • 4
    Testing
  • 4
    Everything is a function
  • 4
    Isomorphic React applications
  • 3
    Well Documented
  • 2
    Has many examples and integrations

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Cons of .NET
Cons of Next.js
  • 9
    C#
  • 9
    Too expensive to deploy and maintain
  • 7
    Microsoft itself
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    Microsoft dependable systems
  • 3
    Hard learning curve
  • 1
    Not have a full fledged visual studio for linux
  • 2
    Structure is weak compared to Angular(2+)

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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 Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

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