.NET vs Vapor: What are the differences?
.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; Vapor: A type-safe web framework for Swift. Vapor is the first true web framework for Swift. It provides a beautifully expressive foundation for your app without tying you to any single server implementation.
.NET and Vapor can be categorized 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, Vapor provides the following key features:
- Pure Swift (No makefiles, module maps)
- Beautifully expressive
"Tight integration with visual studio" is the primary reason why developers consider .NET over the competitors, whereas "Fast" was stated as the key factor in picking Vapor.
.NET and Vapor are both open source tools. It seems that Vapor with 16.7K GitHub stars and 989 forks on GitHub has more adoption than .NET with 11K GitHub stars and 2.37K GitHub forks.
Stack Exchange, Starbucks, and Docplanner are some of the popular companies that use .NET, whereas Vapor is used by Applicodo, N26, and Nodes. .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1561 company stacks & 231 developers stacks; compared to Vapor, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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