There is no denying that advancement in the technology has favored application developers as well as businesses with a wide range of programming languages and platforms that can help them build customized applications on the go, but a very rare platform or language has managed to gain popularity and success as .NET from the development community.
.NET platform brings a whole host of benefits for the businesses as well as developers, and that’s the reason why more ‘n’ more businesses and enterprises are still preferring .NET Application Development over the others. However, like any other platform or language, .NET platform is also facing a lot criticism. Of course, it has some drawbacks, but the sad thing is that most of the negative feedback comes from those who actually don’t know the platform or have spent very less time using this amazing platform.
Such people generally rely on the misconceptions or other opinion created by the not so familiar developers or people. With this thought in mind, we’re going to highlight some of the most common misconceptions about .NET application development as well as platform in the later on section of this article.
Misconception – 1 It’s quite expensive as compared to other platforms!
Today, you can find many developers or people saying that they are not preferring .NET application development because it is quite expensive compared to the other platforms or languages available in the market.
Well, this is one of the biggest misconceptions in the people. When we talk about cost, it is important we consider certain things like the operating system. For many developers the biggest concern is the Windows operating system. Frankly speaking, you won’t at all need Windows to build .NET applications. The Mono Project can help you with this.
However, there are two possible reasons why it could be expensive for the developers or business. The very first reason is that it’s Microsoft, which never gives anything for FREE. The second reason is that Windows-hosting, which is thought to be quite expensive. However, today you can find many reasonable hosting service providers for asp.net.
Misconception -2 It’s not suitable for building small websites!
Many people believe that .NET application development is all about creating a huge website only, but that is not the reality. If you’re unaware about the simplicity of the .NET platform for creating small websites, then just have a look at its class library. Moreover, Microsoft has also released WebMatrix to help developers to create any kind of website in a easier and user-friendly way.
You don’t have to go for a highly structured approach in order to create a website. You can use multiple approaches provided by the framework. So, it is not at all true that it is not possible to create small websites with the help of Microsoft ASP.NET platform.
Misconception -3 It’s very complicated & closed!
Many people believe that developing applications or websites using .NET framework is not a good idea as it is very complicated and “CLOSED”. Well, Microsoft is a software application development company, and being the manufacturer, it is very obvious that they will be more concern about to protect the source code of their product.
However, Microsoft makes the source code for the .NET framework available for free, and you can get into the code while debugging your own applications. The more interesting thing is that you can even create your own version of .NET framework.
Microsoft also gives you ample access to the source code of the ASP.NET releases, such as WebForms, MVC and more, through CodePlex. So, you can’t say it closed!
So, if you don’t like .NET application development or think it is not good based on the above discussed misconceptions, then it is time for you to change your mind. .NET application development is a sure-shoot solution for all your business needs & deeds…!