What is .Net   - SSTTEK Academy


.NET is an open-source, cross-platform, and free software development platform developed by Microsoft. It supports multiple programming languages and libraries, enabling the creation of various types of applications, including web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT applications. 

The core components of .NET include: 

  • .NET Framework: A foundational framework for Windows operating systems. 
  • .NET Core: An open-source framework for Windows, Linux, and macOS. 
  • ASP.NET: A framework for developing web applications. 
  • WPF: A framework for developing desktop applications. 
  • Xamarin: A platform for developing mobile applications. 
  • Unity: A game engine for developing games. 

Some key features of .NET are: 

  • Cross-Platform: .NET applications can run on Windows, Linux, and macOS. 
  • Open Source: .NET Core and some other .NET components are open source and free to use. 
  • Large Community: .NET has a large developer community supporting it. 
  • Multi-Language Support: .NET supports many programming languages like C#, F#, Visual Basic .NET, etc. 
  • Extensive Library Ecosystem: .NET has a wide range of libraries that help in developing applications across different domains. 

.NET is a popular platform in software development, especially when looking for a cross-platform and open-source solution. 

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