Microsoft .NET / .NET Core Framework is cross-platform (Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android) open-source software to develop for web, mobile, IoT, and desktop. With .NET, code can run natively in diverse operating systems in C#, F#, or Visual Basic. While .NET is a cross-platform for websites and servers, console apps on Windows, Linux, and macOS, .NET Framework supports websites, services, desktop apps. Got a .NET Development project? Hire the best .NET Development freelancers with the right skills and background in December 2023 to get your .NET Development job done quickly. Schedule a consultation with a .NET Development freelancer today. Read less
Microsoft's .NET is an open-source platform to solve your business problems. It's not a single technology but a fusion of tools to create diverse web applications. These range from ASP.NET Web applications for dynamic and data driven browser based applications to Windows Form based applications. Businesses that build web services using standards like HTTP, XML and SOAP make heavy use of .NET, as do Windows services because .NET can be conveniently configured to run on system boot. Additionally, .NET has a complete Software Development Kit (SDK), often referred to as .NET Framework SDK - made with an enhanced library of classes, interfaces and language compilers to program .NET applications.
Microsoft's .NET has become a market leader based on its rich "plug-n-play" functionality, good security with code access security and role based, and anti-memory leak safeguards freeing up unused objects automatically. It's web application framework, ASP.NET, makes it easy for developers to code dynamic and data driven web applications on. As an added bonus .NET supports mobile, PDAs and wireless devices, includes XML support, includes multi-language support, and importantly supports Object Oriented programming (OOP) as standard. It's better than C++ in that respect, even empirical types like integers and alphanumerical characters can be treated as objects. Because .NET allows applications to use their own copy of dependent DLLs avoiding the DLL conflicts of previous Microsoft systems.
The .NET consists of three main parts to support Web Forms, Windows Forms and Web Services, that all lie above your Operating System:
(1) .NET Framework – a completely re-engineered development environment.
(2) .NET Products – applications from MS based on the .NET platform, including Office and Visual Studio.
(3) .NET Services – facilitates 3rd party developers to create services on the .NET Platform.
The .NET wraps the operating system, insulating software developed with .NET from most operating system specifics such as file handling and memory allocation.