.NET vs React Native: What are the differences?
.NET belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while React Native can be primarily classified under "Cross-Platform Mobile Development".
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, React Native provides the following key features:
- Native iOS Components
- Asynchronous Execution
- Touch Handling
.NET and React Native are both open source tools. It seems that React Native with 78.8K GitHub stars and 17.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than .NET with 11.2K GitHub stars and 2.41K GitHub forks.
Stack Exchange, Microsoft, and Starbucks are some of the popular companies that use .NET, whereas React Native is used by Instagram, Intuit, and Yahoo!. .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1566 company stacks & 239 developers stacks; compared to React Native, which is listed in 719 company stacks and 809 developer stacks.