Compare Microsoft .NET Framework vs. Zend PHP Engine

Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 3rd in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 16th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 8.6, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft .NET Framework writes "Has improved our efficiency in the time it takes to program a solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zend PHP Engine writes "Provides a complete environment for PHP development, but can be difficult to scale". Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with Magic xpa Application Platform, IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite and Microsoft .NET Framework.
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I'd rate the solution as highly stable.As we are a software company, we find that accessing resources using this technology is easier compared to the others.The .NET framework is a mature platform that is very helpful and saves time during the software development process.When it comes to the user interface, the context is better than other tools because it is easier to use.The most valuable feature is the financial accounting.The most valuable features for us are web frameworks like MVC, Web API, and WCS.The most valuable features are the Domain Controller and the WBFS Manager.A great solution for creating program solutions in a framework for Microsoft Windows quickly and easily.

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The cache modules that Zend provides have been able to optimize and accelerate the loading of the pages when there was exponential growth in data volume and quantity of requests. At the same time, the monitoring console allowed us to have a real-time understanding of the resources and to make decisions when they were at the limit.Offers a complete environment to develop PHP applications. It is valuable because it allows you to have a complete stack (PHP, MySQL, Zend Server) enabling the building of a development environment, and to deploy to the production system.

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The pricing is a bit expensive.In the next release, I am looking for more advanced technologies such as socket communication and enhanced features like realtime chat with the clients.If Microsoft would provide a monthly subscription at a cost that a developer can afford then it would be really helpful.They should have more training materials available that are specific to .NET. We spend a lot of money training our engineers.This solution should include Power BI so that we don't have to use any third-party tools.I would like to see more pre-built features in the MVC framework because as it is now, it's very open and you have to develop your own controls in order to use it.Better integration with other tools to make the operation faster would be an improvement.It would be nice if the framework were able to work with additional environments and systems like Linux.

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The process of installing and configuring the product is a bit complex and could be improved.Although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system.

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If you want to develop an enterprise-level application, you have to purchase the enterprise-level development license.There is a Community Edition that can be used free of charge, but the licensing cost for the Enterprise version is quite high.The pricing could be cheaper.The Microsoft .NET Framework is free of charge, without licensing cost.The product and support for this solution are free for everyone.Do your homework. Consider the partnership program.

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.NET Framework is a software framework that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library named Framework Class Library (FCL) and provides language interoperability across several programming languages. Programs written for .NET Framework execute in a software environment named Common Language Runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. FCL and CLR together constitute .NET Framework.Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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Curtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical CompanyCisco
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