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.NET vs OSGi: What are the differences?

Developers describe .NET as "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. On the other hand, OSGi is detailed as "The Dynamic Module System for Java". It is a Java framework for developing and deploying modular software programs and libraries. It provides a vendor-independent, standards-based approach to modularizing Java software applications and infrastructure.

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

.NET is an open source tool with 11.4K GitHub stars and 2.48K 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 OSGi is used by Liferay, Netcentric, and Enonic AS. .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2009 company stacks & 1588 developers stacks; compared to OSGi, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

Decisions about .NET and OSGi
Ing. Alvaro Rodríguez Scelza
Software Systems Engineer at Ripio · | 9 upvotes · 345K views

Decided to change all my stack to microsoft technologies for they behave just great together. It is very easy to set up and deploy projects using visual studio and azure. Visual studio is also an amazing IDE, if not the best, when used for C#, it allows you to work in every aspect of your software.

Visual studio templates for ASP.NET MVC are the best I've found compared to django, rails, laravel, and others.

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Pros of .NET
Pros of OSGi
  • 271
    Tight integration with visual studio
  • 261
    Stable code
  • 187
    Great community
  • 181
    Reliable and strongly typed server side language.
  • 141
    Microsoft
  • 119
    Fantastic documentation
  • 89
    Great 3rd party libraries
  • 79
    Speedy
  • 71
    Great azure integration
  • 63
    Great support
  • 33
    Linq
  • 33
    C#
  • 33
    Highly productive
  • 30
    High Performance
  • 28
    Great programming languages (C#, VB)
  • 24
    Open source
  • 19
    Powerful Web application framework (ASP.NET MVC)
  • 16
    Fast
  • 16
    Clean markup with razor
  • 15
    Powerful ORM (EntityFramework)
  • 13
    Dependency injection
  • 10
    Visual studio + Resharper = <3
  • 10
    Constantly improving to keep up with new trends
  • 8
    High-Performance
  • 8
    TFS
  • 8
    Security
  • 7
    Huge ecosystem and communities
  • 7
    Job opportunities
  • 7
    Integrated and Reliable
  • 6
    Light-weight
  • 6
    Lovely
  • 5
    {get; set;}
  • 5
    Variations
  • 5
    Asynchrony
  • 4
    Useful IoC
  • 4
    Support and SImplicity
  • 4
    Entity framework
  • 4
    Concurrent
  • 4
    Scaffolding
  • 4
    Default Debuging tools
  • 3
    Blazor
  • 2
    F♯
  • 2
    F#
  • 2
    Nuget package manager
  • 2
    Componentization of software modules
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    Component-based platform
  • 1
    pre-built
  • 1
    Easier to modify
  • 1
    Remote management
  • 1
    Dynamically deploy your code at anytime w/o downtime

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Cons of .NET
Cons of OSGi
  • 12
    C#
  • 11
    Too expensive to deploy and maintain
  • 7
    Microsoft dependable systems
  • 7
    Microsoft itself
  • 4
    Hard learning curve
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    Tight integration with visual studio
  • 1
    Not have a full fledged visual studio for linux
  • 1
    Bound to eclipse

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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 OSGi?

It is a Java framework for developing and deploying modular software programs and libraries. It provides a vendor-independent, standards-based approach to modularizing Java software applications and infrastructure.

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