.NET Core and .NET Frameworks

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.NET has been one of the most popular software development frameworks for several years now.

So all said and done, what is the difference between .NET Core and .NET Framework, finally? Well, it is evident that .NET Core is much advanced, feature-rich, and flexible as compared to .NET Framework. It enables the .NET developer to build stunning applications, with minimal inhibitions. Best Part? .NET Core is the framework of the future, and it is going to grow and become better and better in the years to come. .NET Framework, on the other hand, has outlived its relevance and is bound to die down soon. In fact, in the light of .NET Core, one wonders what does .NET Framework do actually?

This is the primary difference between .NET Core and .NET Framework, and the choice is yours to make! If you are still wondering when to go with .NET Core and when with .NET Framework? Then read on…

Developers Should Use .NET Core When…

If you are going to get a new app developed, have some time to spare, and have the choice to choose between .NET Framework and .NET Core, then you must always go with .NET Core. Some other requirements the presence of which make a strong case for the use of .NET Core are,

  • You want to release your applications on Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems
  • You want to make an application that is better than your competitors and offers your customers something ‘extra’
  • You are okay with the idea of making, breaking, and fixing your applications for the better
  • For the sheer love for open source .NET programming!

If you are able to relate to any of the above-mentioned conditions, then we highly recommend that you
should go for .NET Core to develop your next software application.

Developers Should Use .NET Framework When…

As we mentioned, the .NET framework will continue to find uses in certain areas, at least for the next few years. You can choose to go with .NET Framework for application development, when,

  • You want to build the app only for Windows (Windows .NET Client Software)
  • There is a paucity of time and you want the application ready as soon as possible
  • Want a stable app with no need for advanced features or future requirements of scaling up, and no .NET Framework update
  • You want the ease of managing and running the app on a day to day basis
  • You are working on an existing app and building upon it
  • You do not have a team of expert .NET Core developers at your respite

You can go with .NET Framework instead of .NET Core if your requirements are limited by the above conditions. However, you must be well aware of what does .NET framework does, what it does not, what you’re losing, and what you are gaining!