There is no simple yes or no answer to this question — it all depends on what kind of software you’re trying to develop. Here are the three things to consider:
.NET tends to be better for developing content-rich applications, such as those involving extensive graphical user interfaces. They’re also good for delivering content to the web, which is almost a necessity in today’s business world. The .NET development platform also performs well for software that needs to handle a high number of users. Different businesses have different needs, so it’s absolutely vital that you consider the scope and complexity of your software before you start programming it.
Most .NET support ultimately comes from Microsoft. That’s not as bad as it can sound — having one source for almost everything you need is a lot easier than finding bits and pieces from third-party vendors and hoping they play well together.
In other words, if you need stable and supportable software, sticking with the .NET framework is your best bet. Building software with the Microsoft platform provides the long-term support required in today’s business environment. Microsoft continues to invest in innovation which positions .NET well for delivering solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s platforms.
What are your developers actually good at? Not everyone is good at programming for every type of system — and while most programmers can eventually learn to program in pretty much any language you want, adding too much learning for software development can measurably slow things down (and increase costs). This is a consideration that shouldn’t be overlooked — user experience is important, but there’s a point where emphasizing it offers diminishing returns and no longer helps your company.
If you’re not sure what kind of framework is best for developing the software you need, our team here at Ethany is proud to offer professional consulting services. Our experts can help you figure out where you’re at and where you should be going next — and if you’re not sure you want to do software development in-house, our team can program it for you in whatever framework you want. Contact us today for a free consultation about your company’s needs.