.NET vs. Play



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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 Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

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

Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

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

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

What companies use .NET?
1977 companies on StackShare use .NET
What companies use Play?
137 companies on StackShare use Play
What tools integrate with .NET?
32 tools on StackShare integrate with .NET
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play

What are some alternatives to .NET and Play?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • 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.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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