Microsoft .NET Framework Overview

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What is Microsoft .NET Framework?
.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.

Microsoft .NET Framework is also known as MS .NET Framework, MS .NET Framework, MS .NET Framework.

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Software Engineer at Micron Technologies, Inc
Real User
Top 20
It simplified operations dealing with the allocation and deallocation of memory spaces

What is our primary use case?

The .NET Framework is the foundation for software design and development. This is the context that I use it in, and the perspective that I view the discussion about it.

Pros and Cons

  • "Initial setup is straightforward. All the components are readily available."
  • "The addition of generics to handle common functionality across types, and the more recent upgrade of the dataset to the Entity Framework, has cut development time drastically, while increasing quality and confidence between builds."
  • "The .NET Framework simplified operations dealing with the allocation and deallocation of memory spaces and the additional processing resources."
  • "Needs stronger security with respect to cloud issues."

What other advice do I have?

With the advent of IoT, combined with cross-platform development, the .Net framework becomes much more versatile. We should begin to see apps scaling down in size, but also (literally) covering more ground.
System Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Supports our development of multiple in-house applications and systems

What is our primary use case?

We have multiple in-house leasing and financing products (Contract Management System, Point of Sale, Credit Acceptance Management, Field Force Agent, Document Tracking) developed on .NET framework 4.5.2 with WPF, Silverlight, WCF and WWF technologies. We use smart client applications for client-side and Business Process Manager (i.e. based on WWF) for orchestration of business processes. We also have proprietary Task Assignment Workflow which is highly configurable based on business rules. Our clients can create custom business rules with the help of the data dictionary shared with them.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it at eight out of 10, as we can perform plenty of improvements in all our current products and can improve the UI/UX to meet the needs of the client.
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Manager of Architecture/Design with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
The dynamic web content handling is valuable. The Microsoft world of web is programmable with the use of reusable and redistributable web components and systems.