Hey Geeks! I hope everything is going awesome with you guys. As an .NET Developer I want to share 10 things you should know while working in .NET. I have been working in .NET and have experienced some things that every .NET developer should need to know.
In every field of developing there are some things, you may also call it basic information about the technical aspects of that particular technology. These 10 things that I am going to explain are very helpful for an .Net developer to grow in his field. Although these 10 things will be very beneficial for those who are going to start their career as an .Net developer.
10 things you should know while working in .net
What is .NET
.NET is a web application framework developed by Microsoft for building dynamic web applications and software. .NET framework runs primarily on windows. You can build application using dynamic languages such as C# , VB.NET.
If you are interested in developing web application performing vast variety of operations and simplifying the complexity of web world, then you should definitely start developing with .NET
What is the role of C# programming language
c#(c-sharp) is an object oriented programming language that we use in .NET framework for coding stuff. C# is a component oriented language. It is easy to learn and produce efficient programs. It is used to build variety of software applications. C# is evolving day by day and hence is very beneficial for .NET framework.
What is .NET Library ?
.NET Library is nothing but a .NET framework class library. .NET framework class library is nothing but a library of classes, interfaces, and other important value types which are used in programming providing access to system functionality. It is the foundation on which .NET framework, components, and controls are built. .NET Library contains collection of Namespaces which can be used and included for giving access to specific functionality. Frequently used Namespaces are listed below:
Class Library is basically ready-made code which is already coded by developers. This libraries are used for various purposes.
ASP.NET for the Web
ASP.NET which stands for Active Server Pages .NET is a tool for developing web application using .NET framework. I personally started using ASP.NET for building awesome and responsive web applications.
For further information You can have a quick look on this –
Encounter with Microsoft Technology ASP.NET
what is IDE. And which IDE is used in .NET ?
IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment. For .NET Visual Studio is commonly used as an development environment. It is the most commonly used IDE for .NET development. Visual studio supports many features such as –
- Intellisense in code editor.
- code refactoring
- customizable environment
- Integrated debugger
It seems all easy and effortless while developing with Visual Studio and hence it takes lesser time while building application with VS. Also it includes plugin architecture to add various plugins for different needs. It also contains a built in web server(IIS Express).
Types of applications developed using .NET
Vast variety of applications can be developed using .NET.
Desktop Applications :
You can create majority of desktop application using .NET Framework. You can create windows desktop applications using
C#, Visual Basic, C++. And also it supports WPF(Windows Presentation Foundation), WF(Windows Forms).
Web Applications :
Web Applications can be developed using ASP.NET. Web applications are browser based applications that require some web server
to run. To know more about ASP.NET you can have a quick look here below-
Encounter with ASP.NET
Web Services :
You can create Web Service like HTTP, XML, SOAP.
Console Applications :
Console Applications can also be developed with .NET. Console Applications are tiny programs that run on cmd(command prompt).
Mobile Applications :
Many developers are fond of developing mobile apps and this is possible using .NET. The application provides access to data from mobile devices. Also there are other emerging technologies for developing mobile apps like “XAMARIN” Cross platform and open source runtime for Android devices and IOS.
Difference between .NET Framework and .NET Core.
.NET Framework is for .NET Applications on Windows. It is a full featured framework distributed with Windows. You have to use this when you are building a desktop Windows app.
.NET Core is a cross platform and open source implementation of the .NET platform. It contains runtime, compiler and tools that support various operating systems.
Companies using .NET or working on .NET
Many companies uses .NET Framework. Some of them are
- HP Systems
How is .NET as a career ?
Starting career as a .NET developer is a good choice. .NET ecosystem is vast. You can work on different projects and on various technologies coming under .NET. You can develop variety of application using .NET like
- Web Applications
- Desktop Applications
- Cross Platform Applications
- Mobile Applications
If you have a artistic and product oriented mindset, you should definitely choose .NET as a career. As I said earlier you can build anything with .NET Trending and latest technologies in .NET are
- ASP.NET MVC
- ASP.NET Web Api
- Entity Framework 7
- Signal IR
- Odata protocol
Salary is no bar for the right candidate in .NET. You can earn a lot money in .NET depending upon your Experience working in different projects and skill set in .NET. Salary also depends upon your location and the type of company you are working with.
How is the future of .NET
The future of .NET is going to be great according to me. It will have vast integration with various technologies. Also there is huge community of .NET developers. Now that it has turned Open Source introducing .NET Core, there is many more to come with .NET. I have seen vast variety of apps running on .NET. In government and enterprise sector, it is widely used. Also hundreds of emerging startups are using .NET Framework.