Why .NET is the development platform of the future
We all know about .NET. But what makes it the preferred development platform for the world’s leading enterprises?
Technology has penetrated every aspect and every industry succeeding in its aim to make life simpler. Enterprises have implemented mobility to
- Encourage and enable efficiency in the work processes
- interconnect various departments
- foster a culture of innovation and improve the overall relationships with customers
Therefore the requirement of a solution that meets business needs of ability, reliability, versatility and scalability is paramount. Here is where Microsoft steps in with .NET. .Net’s host of features and limitless functionality provides companies with the power to unleash the potential of the web and build robust applications. Let’s take a closer look at the value .Net has on offer.
1. A massive development community
.NET is an open-source platform. This translates into the fact that today a massive global network of developers supports it. This is, in turn, means that develop skills in .NET are easy to come by and a company can hire an experienced team almost instantly. Microsoft .NET streamlines the development process with powerful, easy-to-use tools that empower developers to solve problems in any type of application.
.NET boasts of a pool of 60,000 developers and 3700 hundred companies contributing to its community. As a member of the IT fraternity, I know of quite a few companies that have used the .NET framework to create bespoke software solutions for their clients, Radixweb being one of the foremost, having been in the industry for over 20 years now.
2. Ease of development
Developers love working with .NET and there’s a good reason why. It includes a large class library named ‘The Framework Class library’. It also provides language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages) across several programming languages.
Computer systems generally require interaction between applications, the .NET Framework provides means to access functions implemented in newer and older programs that execute outside .NET environment. This as a consequence makes the development process easy, efficient and an apt fit for developing enterprise apps.
The Microsoft .NET platform offers a well-stacked library of UI controls. Not only does it have a rich set of in-built UI controls, but it also supports third-party UI controls which offer features like drag-and-drop, which facilitates lesser development time with greater user experience, enhanced visual effects and user interface.
.NET helps you develop high-quality applications faster. Modernized language constructions eg. generics, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), asynchronous programming etc. add to the developer’s productivity.
In Combination with extensive class libraries, common APIs, multi-language support, and the powerful tooling of the Visual Studio family, .NET is easily the most intuitive platform for developers. In Addition to that, .NET is fast. Really fast! This, in turn, means applications provide better response times and require less computing power.
Well, there are many leading software companies, using .Net technologies at the core to deliver software product and help the world’s leading businesses to achieve competitive advantages. The .Net developer’s communities are all well versed with a multitude of programming languages.
Some are comfortable with C#, Some with F#, some with Visual basic and some with all three or more. But no matter what the language they use to program, the interoperability of .NET allows them to code to the best of their abilities.
.NET can be modified to fit the needs of any organization, irrespective of size. This is facilitated through the unlimited scalability .NET offers. It proves to be a cost-effective option as the organization does not have to continually invest in software solutions as it grows.
The .NET framework provides more stability and scalability than its counterparts. For example, an object interface offers a roadmap to reuse the objects in newer software; this also offers all the details one would need to change the objects without affecting the other codes. Thus code an immediately be changed to work on newer technology and faster algorithms.
Businesses value security more than anything else given that a data leak could jeopardize everything. The .NET framework provides a highly secure environment. It employs various security mechanisms for keeping the application protected.
It has built-in Windows authentication, which can be used to make secure and safe applications. It also boasts of cryptography classes to secure data with encryption/decryption. Coupled with .NET’s inbuilt security, you get a secure solution in place.
5. Cloud integration
Every business enterprise web application aims to bring critical business tasks under one roof. .NET supports Microsoft Azure which means that the deployment of solutions on the cloud, data storage and data integration becomes easier.
Most Azure products run .NET natively. They are also integrated with Visual Studio developer tools, adding to ease of cloud integration. And that’s not all.
.NET enables the developer to build fast, modern, and scalable cloud applications on all cloud platforms. Agile solutions can be built using advanced cloud-based development technologies and a wide range of cloud computing strategies that .NET offers, to deliver engaging user experiences and drive growth to reach a wider customer base.
Microsoft .NET streamlines the development process with powerful, easy-to-use tools that empower developers to solve problems in any type of application without getting muddled down by limitations of a specific language.
It enables seamless integration with your pre-existing infrastructure, adapts easily to scale, and has built-in security measures that ensure your application is safe and protected. If your business requires an application which combines reliability with superior performance, .NET is the answer.
Ease of development, scalability, security and cloud integration are the core characteristics of an enterprise web application — and .NET manages to meet the criteria making it the most desirable development platform of Now.
Author Bio: Pratik Mistry is a rare mix of technologist and senior business head at Radixweb. His passion lies is in helping companies to grow revenues by delivering top-notch software development services and build value-based partnerships. When not driving high-impact go to market strategies, Pratik loves to try new cuisines and going to the movies.