Myth-killer: Don’t believe these 3 things about Dot Net
Building web applications require extensive R&D. But at times, developers can believe in hearsay (or myth-ologies) about things without properly conducting a thorough check on which framework to develop web applications. This common mistake can cloud one’s judgment.
Without blaming any other “popular” framework in this regard, we should address the 3 myth(s) concerned with the application development in Dot NET:
Myth No. 1: Dot NET is not open source
It is impossible to deny that Microsoft is the leading powerhouse of the software industry and you cannot become a leader unless you know how to take care of your products. Being the software company that owns the software application, Microsoft will obviously be very much concerned about protecting the source code of the Dot NET framework. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft will put a developer in a very tough spot. Interestingly, the source code for the Dot NET framework is available for free by Microsoft itself. Developers can easily access it and develop their own application, and even create their own version of the Dot NET framework. Moreover, every developer has enough access to the source code of ASP.NET releases e.g. MVC, Web Forms, etc., and even more through CodePlex, hence removing any complications for the developer. Therefore, the misconception that it is not “Open Source” is not entirely true. Obviously, you create something unique and special, you would go to lengths to protect it, and we are here talking about the leader of the software world being selfish.
Myth No. 2: Dot NET is limited to Desktop applications
This is clearly a false statement. ASP.NET? They are used for developing dynamic websites and web applications. ASP.NET Core? A prettier version of ASP.NET used for building backends for mobile applications and web applications. Xamarin? You may want to revisit this thought. Xamarin was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. Xamarin is specifically focused on building mobile applications and Mac applications.
Myth No. 3: Dot NET is a very expensive solution
Obviously everyone would anticipate an affordable solution. Well, in life, nothing comes as a free lunch. Everything has a price to it. Moreover, if you are good at something, don’t do it for free, similarly, Microsoft has an excellent suite that has a price to it. However, there are other options for e.g. Mono Project is there to help out. It depends on the developer’s choice.