Despite the introduction of new web frameworks, .NET framework remains important among developers.
Released in 2002, .NET remains one of Microsoft’s most successful application development frameworks, with over 25,000 developers and 1,700 organizations actively contributing to the platform.
.NET is comprised of Framework Class Library (FCL) and Common Languages Runtime (CLR), two key components that constitute the framework.
FCL is a comprehensive library of classes, value types, and interfaces that can be reused, while CLR is an application Virtual Machine (VM) component that handles the execution of .NET programs.
.Net’s most important attribute is that it offers interoperability across various programming languages.
.NET currently supports software applications for:
- Microsoft Azure
- XML Web Services
Additionally, .NET helps developers overcome pressing issues including: