An Introduction to Microsoft .NET Framework & Its Main Features

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Leniel Maccaferri
Senior Full-stack .NET Developer
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Originally published on Aug 31, 2021Last updated on Sep 22, 2023

Key Takeaways

What is .NET?

.Net is an open-source software development platform built by Microsoft. It allows us to build cross-platform software products that run on Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, etc.

What is .NET used for?

It’s used for creating different types of applications and services and provides the necessary programming environment for all software development phases. It is a great fit for businesses and individuals who want to develop a wide range of software products, from desktop and mobile apps to web apps and cloud-powered services.

Is .NET hard for beginners?

Because of the vast array of use cases and applications, .NET has a steep learning curve. However, since it is open-source, has its own GitHub repository, and even a .Net Tutorials page, all the information that a developer could want is readily available.

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