.NET helps you develop high quality applications faster. Modern language constructs like generics, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), and asynchronous programming make developers productive.
Combined with the extensive class libraries, common APIs, multi-language support, and the powerful tooling provided by the Visual Studio family, .NET is the most productive platform for developers.
With .NET you can target any application type running on any platform. Developers can reuse skills and code across all of them in a familiar environment. That means developers can build apps faster, with less cost.
From mobile applications running on iOS, Android, and Windows, to Enterprise server applications running on Windows Server and Linux, or high-scale microservices running in the cloud, .NET provides a solution for you.
Data sourced from official tests available at TechEmpower Round 21.
.NET is fast. Really fast! That means applications provide better response times and require less compute power.
The popular TechEmpower benchmark compares web application frameworks with tasks like JSON serialization, database access, and server side template rendering - .NET performs faster than any other popular framework.
The .NET platform is officially supported by Microsoft and trusted by thousands of companies and millions of developers. Microsoft takes security very seriously and releases updates quickly when threats are discovered.
With over 5,000,000 .NET developers worldwide, you can leverage the large ecosystem by incorporating libraries from the NuGet package manager and the Visual Studio Marketplace. Find answers to technical challenges from the community, our MVPs, and our large support organization.
The .NET Foundation is an independent non-profit supporting the innovative, commercially friendly, open source .NET ecosystem. .NET has over 100,000 contributions from developers from over 3,700 companies outside of Microsoft.
In addition to the community and Microsoft, Technical Steering Group members, Google, JetBrains, Red Hat, Samsung and Unity are guiding the future of the .NET platform.