Updated: May 6
The blog highlights the set of web development technologies offered by Microsoft, known as Microsoft Technology Stack. The content will primarily be helpful for non-technical readers, and business owners who are exploring the suitability of .NET platform as a choice for the development of business applications.
Selection of Technologies
Web application development is the process of building websites and web-based software applications that users can access with browsers on desktop or mobile devices. Aesthetic quality, functional efficiency, application scalability, and framework reliability are necessary qualitative measures to assess any technology for the web application. A good web application development requires a selection of a set of technologies that are most compatible with each other and can work seamlessly to store, fetch, massage, and present vast amounts of data in a customized fashion. It requires the right selection of technologies for the application framework, database management, libraries, front-end & client-end technologies, and application hosting. The technology stack selection should also take into account the easy availability of post-deployment support and maintenance services, cost-effectiveness, and Long Term Support (LTS) offered by the platform. Any business application requires continuous support for functionality up-gradation, availability in the addition of new features, and maintaining uninterrupted operation
What is Microsoft Technology Stack?
The Microsoft Technology Stack is a collection of different software tools and components that are compatible with each other and are used in the development life cycle to create and host web applications and business software. It has every resource including software development framework, database management system, web API Framework, web and application server, and cloud management platform, etc. that is interoperable and permits developers to build highly scalable, adaptable, secure, and robust web applications and business software.
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Technology Stack Highlights
1. Dot Net is a trusted and compatible development platform:
Microsoft Dot Net Framework is a software development framework that is used to develop not only desktop and web-based applications but also to create mobile applications and progressive web apps (PWA). It has been a popular application development platform for millions of developers around the world for building web applications, web services, APIs, websites, console applications, and software. The platform can be used to develop Web, Mobile and desktop applications using various programming languages, development tools, and components. The latest technology from Microsoft is .Net Core, an open-source, cross-platform framework, that can be used to target deploying applications on any windows or non-windows-based servers, as a containerized application (using Docker) making it ideal if targeting major cloud platforms including Amazon Cloud (AWS) and Google Cloud in addition to Microsoft's Azure platform. .Net is one the most trusted platforms for web development backed by web developers, Industry heavyweights, having an extensive support ecosystem by Microsoft and its partners, global community support of developers, and subject matter experts. Most of the enterprises have their business applications developed in the Dot Net framework because they can be seamlessly hosted and run on windows based servers. 2. ASP.Net is the most loved platform for building dynamic websites:
ASP.Net is a full-featured web application development platform that is used to build attractive, dynamic, and secure websites and web applications. It originated as a server-side technology for rendering server-side controls as HTML that browsers could understand. It uses a “code-behind” approach that separates the code from the design and makes it easier to maintain the application. The ASP.Net architecture and its approach make the application developed in it much faster and efficient than designed in its competitors like PHP.
It has got various programming models like ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Razor Pages, etc., that are used with either C# or VB.NET to build rich interfaces and user experience for large and dynamic web applications or cloud-based solutions. Being built on top of CLR (Common Language Runtime) available in the .Net framework, it offers security, code safety, and top-notch standards/best practices for the development of web applications. Bing, MSN, Stack Overflow, Microsoft, Dell, and GoDaddy are some of the classic examples of ASP.Net strength and popularity. 3. SQL Server is solid and fetches data faster
Microsoft SQL Server is a proven player in the segment of the relational database management system and is loved and used by millions of enterprises. It offers robust, scalable, data security and encryption, backup features, and other database solutions which are quick, efficient and has a low cost of ownership, and have great developer and community support.
Where the traditional databases were flat storing vast amounts of data in the form of long text files a.k.a tab-delimited files, the relational databases offer better organization, querying, and retrieval of large amounts of data. A standard set of procedures of MS SQL makes the process of fetching, recovering, and restoring data easy. SQL Server Database engine is responsible for controlling, processing, and securing data storage. SQL Server is highly secure, efficient and offers excellent data restoration features. It has features like transaction logs, backup, monitoring tools, compression, and encryption. Remote administration is another benefit of SQL servers that enables support and maintenance companies to provide critical support remotely. All these features make SQL Server an ideal database management system for enterprise-grade applications.
Vast support network Availability of a support ecosystem is an important decision-making criterion while selecting a technology for your project. Microsoft's extensive documentation, the widest range of development tools, third-party tools and support, the large network of community forums like stack overflow, Code project etc make it easier for
companies to get reliable and quick access to post-deployment support.
It is the best stack for web development applications
Microsoft Technology stack is one of the oldest and most trusted technology stacks that have the widest range of development tools, extensive support ecosystem, and easy availability of Dot Net Web Developers. This is the reason that most of the large corporate and government institutions prefer the Microsoft Technology stack for the development of web applications. Support services are affordable and easily available
Today, you can easily hire Dot Net Web Developer and Web development companies from India that have expertise in ASP.Net for web development. They can remotely develop and maintain complex applications with ease of remote access. Outsourcing web development work to offshore development companies is always more productive and costs less.
Danip Technologies has got robust development experience in the Microsoft Technology stack. We have developed, deployed world-class business applications on Microsoft platforms. Our flexible and customer-centric approach has helped the organization of all scales.