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"A great solution for creating program solutions in a framework for Microsoft Windows quickly and easily.""The most valuable features are the Domain Controller and the WBFS Manager.""The most valuable feature is the financial accounting.""When it comes to the user interface, the context is better than other tools because it is easier to use.""The .NET framework is a mature platform that is very helpful and saves time during the software development process.""As we are a software company, we find that accessing resources using this technology is easier compared to the others.""I'd rate the solution as highly stable.""Ease of use, the richness of the libraries and basically very good development tools."

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"It offers good support for various types of classes, along with many open source libraries that we can readily utilize in our application development process. This gives us a lot of options when it comes to custom development solutions, without having to worry about licensing or other programming-related issues."

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

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"In terms of improvement, it doesn't support concurrent processing. When we want to process anything on a concurrent basis, we have to divide it into a number of things, like a queue, or we have to run it using Cron jobs. We would like to have the capability to run any thread or process in parallel."

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

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"The Zend PHP engine is open source technology, so there's no need for us to worry about licensing or other costs."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: If we take low code, no code platform such as RPA platforms, you might end up writing 100 lines of code and you might do it in a single line of code using. NET.
Top Answer: You need to have the technical expertise to use this product.
Top Answer: We are using this solution for Forms. Website for basic monitoring of the tools, and we have developed intelligent automation which is like a service and is running in the backend to monitor bots. We… more »
Top Answer: It offers good support for various types of classes, along with many open source libraries that we can readily utilize in our application development process. This gives us a lot of options when it… more »
Top Answer: Zend PHP Engine is open source technology, so there's no need for us to worry about licensing or other costs. The only costs involved are indirect, i.e. what we have to pay for server hosting and… more »
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, it doesn't support concurrent processing. When we want to process anything on a concurrent basis, we have to divide it into a number of things, like a queue, or we have to run… more »
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Overview
.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 Company
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Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 2nd in Application Infrastructure with 12 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 13th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 8.6, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 9.0. 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 "Offers an easy way to develop both big and small Web-ready applications at low to zero cost". Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with Magic xpa Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Apache Web Server, SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal and IBM BPM, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and NGINX Plus.

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