Enterprise solutions – About .NET Managed Applications

10 May 2017

Businesses today are looking to IT departments to justify their activities and to understand if IT either increases revenue or decreases the costs. To help IT departments align the costs with the objectives of the business, it is important to choose the right technology to develop strategic applications.

The Microsoft® .NET development platform is well suited to this task. In this article, you will be presented with an overview of .NET and the benefits you gain after you start using this powerful framework.

What Is the .NET Framework?

.NET Framework is a platform created by Microsoft that provides tools and technologies to build Networked Applications as well as Distributed Web Services and Web Applications. In fact, this Framework is a programming model for building all kinds of applications on Windows, from mobile to web to desktop. Besides, it lets you create and run any language that conforms to the Common Language Specification. For example, a developer instead of writing that code himself, he can use code from the library that performs that function. This shared code helps provide some standards between applications. You should also know that the main two components of .Net Framework is Common Language Runtime (CLR) and.Net Framework Class Library (FCL).

How can it assist you in?

The biggest advantage is considered the portability. Developers can write code using any of some these supporting languages, including C#, C++, F#, Visual Basic, and much more. This code can then run on any hardware on which .NET supports.  Even if the platform was created to support hardware other than Windows-based PCs, its properties led to it mostly used for Windows applications.

As you can imagine, a framework like .NET can be a strategic tool on the development side of things. It allows developers to write code using their preferred language and then their code could be running wherever the framework supports. The users benefit from consistent applications and also the fact that many apps might not be developed at all if the developers didn’t have access to the framework.

.NET Framework is a better choice if you:

  • Have to get building your app rapidly, Web-based applications including Websites, XML Web services, Applications requiring integration with partners through the Internet. It could be helpful for others including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications, Console based applications, Service-oriented applications using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Workflow-enabled applications using Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), ASP.NET applications
  • You will need a stable environment in which to build and deploy your app.
  • Are working on a project which involves an existing app and needs to extend its functionalities.
  • Are building Windows client applications using Windows Forms or WPF.

.NET and ROI

Microsoft has put so much re-useable code and so many re-useable components into .NET that developers will not have to write as much code. This means less time to develop applications. If applications take less time to develop, they cost less and therefore will have a higher revenue. And in this particular way is helping companies to become more efficient.

That said, for teams with a pre-configured environment and systems, .NET Framework is a great choice. To help you decide which route to go, write us what you wish to achieve and our team will answer to you.

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