Few things to know about Dot Net & Dot Net Framework
Few things to know about Dot net (.net) and Dot net framework (.net framework)
If the hassles are causing trouble to your project, then it's time for you to switch to the .Net framework. This framework has object-oriented programming features and on top of it, the re-usable code can reduce your operation cost to a large extent.
.Dot Net ( written as . Net) is a product of Microsoft and Dot Net Framework (written as .Net Framework) is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It is a free, cross-platform, open-source developer platform for building various types of applications. It is a unique model that is based on data and actions rather than logic. Thus, the development time is saved as less logic is involved, making it rather simpler. Not only this, it is safe and ensures easy deployment with a controlled code sharing setting, and facilitates multiple versions of your application to run on the same machine.
Dot NET is versatile with which you can use multiple languages, libraries to build for web, desktop, mobile, games, editors, and many more. In other words, Dot Net is a framework that provides you a guiding principle that can be used to develop many applications––ranging from web to mobile to Windows-based applications. You can use the .Net framework with various programming languages such as C#, C++, VB.NET, and F#.
It has two key components - the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the Dot Net Framework Class Library (FCL). Its unique feature is its language interoperability i.e. each language can use code written in other languages, across different programming languages. The CLR is an execution engine that is used to handle running programs such as security, memory management, etc. The computer code written using .Net Framework is called managed code. FCL and CLR together create the Dot Net Framework.
Based on the above facts and analysis we can now understand the basics of Dot Net and Dot Net Framework. Dot Net Framework mainly consists of 2 famous programming languages i.e., C# and VB. You can use any of these languages for your development and both will give exactly similar results in terms of performance and scalability.
Now let us explain a few important things you need to know about Dot net (.net) and Dot net framework (.net framework).
Earlier Dot Net was not open-source :
Dot Net was developed by Microsoft in the late 1990s originally given the name, Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS), as part of the .Net strategy. By late 2000, the first beta versions of .Net 1.0 were released. Until 2014 it was not an open-source framework. As an open-source, Dot Net is free to use and distribute among users, and also dot Net framework can be mold according to the needs of the particular user. As an open-source, it became a collective platform and it further created the basis for cross-platform applications. Another advantage of being open-source is an agile development style, which reduces the project completion time in Dot Net.
One of the major disadvantages of a closed source is that even being a project vendor and partner, you don’t have the access to the code. Also, an open-source system allows full access to the projects. The open-source projects are equally easily accessible to project vendors, partners, and associates. While a vendor partner can only download the projects, the project vendors can both download and modify the projects.
The Main Programming Languages of Dot Net :
Dot Net is a vast software framework. It consists of 32 programming languages, the prominent languages being C#, F#, and VB. Some of the other programming languages used in Dot Net and Dot Net Framework are A Sharp ( .Net ), Cobra, Boo, Fantom, Sharp, Oxygene, etc. Dot Net contains both frontend and backend languages. For example, ASP.NET is used for the backend, and C# & VB.NET are used for frontend development.
Dot Net is compatible with all major Operating systems:
Initially, Dot Net was only used for Windows, but Microsoft released the first version of Dot Net Core in 2016. Dot Net can be run on multiple computer platforms. As it is both open-source as well as cross-platform, it is advantageous in multiple ways. It opens up more opportunities by facilitating new platforms for your applications and so applications can be created for Mac OS X and Linux with Dot Net Core. Apart from this, Dot Net Core or Dot Net framework can be used for the Internet applications such as IoT and cloud.
Dot Net is more secure than Java :
We must admit that security is the important factor for any software framework and it's been proved that .Net is more secure than Java. When you look at the vulnerable density of both .Net (27.2) and Java (30.0), the numbers say it all. Vulnerable density is nothing but the number of defects in a sample code that decides the qualifying parameter. This proves that we can happily rely on the Dot Net framework as it is proved to be more secure. That's why most of the leading banking institutions use this to have a secured workflow.