Dot Net (.NET) is a free, open source platform for building many different types of applications. .NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft. It is a cross platform language.

.NET apps write in C#, F#, or Visual Basic.

  • C# is a simple, object-oriented, programming language.
  • F# is a cross-platform, open-source programming language It also includes object-oriented programming.
  • Visual Basic is a simple syntax approachable language, object-oriented apps.

.NET is a base set of APIs that are common to all .NET implementations. .NET implementation for websites, servers on Window, linux.

The .NET platform includes several servers:

  • Building-block Services,
  • Web-based Data Storage and
  • Device Software.

.NET platforms targeting the mobile computing, the embedded devices, the alternative operating systems, and web browser plug-ins. .NET also includes Passport, and identity verification service.