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    Best .NET Framework Alternatives

    .NET Framework is described as 'The .NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large library and provides language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages) across several programming languages' and is an app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to.NET Framework for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Java. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Qt or Mono. Other great apps like.NET Framework are .NET Core (Free, Open Source), Dolphin Smalltalk (Free, Open Source), CrossBrowdy (Free, Open Source) and Ceylon (Free, Open Source).

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    The .NET Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a...
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      Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.
      Java vs .NET Framework opinions
      Some users think Java is a great alternative to .NET Framework, some don't.
      .Net is a framework, Java is a programming language
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      Ola If you looking to replace .net framework Java is one of the most similar replacement.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    1. Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while having the power and speed of native applications.


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      Mono is a free and open source project led by Xamarin (formerly by Novell and originally by Ximian) to create an Ecma standard compliant .NET Framework-compatible set of tools including, among others, a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime.
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      Most users think Mono is a great alternative to .NET Framework.
      Ola Mono is an alternative version of .net framework that is cross platform.
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      it allows me to develop on my linux system in c#. .net framework is only supported on windows. and .net core is too limited. java is a good programming alternative but i dont consider it a .net platform alternative.
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      .NET Core is a cross-platform free and open-source managed software framework similar to .NET Framework. It consists of CoreCLR, a complete cross-platform runtime implementation of CLR, the virtual machine that manages the execution of .NET programs.
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      Ola The new version of .net framework that is cross platform and smaller.
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      Dolphin is a complete development IDE for Smalltalk targeted specifically at Microsoft Windows. It is capable of creating standalone GUI and console executables that will run on any version of Windows from XP up to the current Windows 10.


    2. CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.
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      Ceylon is a language designed specifically for writing large programs in teams.
    3. .NET Micro Framework for Linux (NETMF Linux) is sample porting code including complete OS facility. We provide the code for Eddy, Embedded ARM architecture Linux board. The source codes can be ported to any other architectures and platforms, if the cross-toolchain is available.
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    4. Jabaco is a simple programming language with a Visual Basic like syntax. Jabaco enables you to create powerful software for all Java supported operating systems.

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      Jabaco BETA 1.5.2 (Release: 2009-09-01)
      See http://www.jabaco.org/download.html

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