.NET Core Alternatives

    .NET Core is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to.NET Core 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 .NET Framework. Other great apps like.NET Core are Mono (Free, Open Source), Dolphin Smalltalk (Free, Open Source), CrossBrowdy (Free, Open Source) and Ceylon (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

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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.
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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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      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.
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      If you need to use windows only or have legacy windows software (>.NET3.0<.NET 4.5), then the .NET framework is the right tool for the job
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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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    2. 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.
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    3. 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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    4. Support for Java and JavaScript virtual machines Write your code in Ceylon, and have it run on the JVM, on Node.js, or in a web browser. Some modules are platform-dependent, but the language itself is equally at home on Java and JavaScript virtual machines.
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    5. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    6. .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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