Like a fine wine, some technological solutions are not becoming obsolete, but rather are only getting better with age. Microsoft and other tech giants are known for setting trends and thinking ahead, and .NET is a good example of this ability.
Today, we’re going to look at 3 reasons why .NET has only become more relevant and useful with time.
Interoperability is Crucial
Interoperability refers to the ability of one piece of hardware or software to work with virtually any other kind of hardware or software, including types which have not been invented yet.
In essence, that’s what .NET does.
It is a framework designed to be language neutral, and to work with most standard computer languages in most standard operating environments, including those that have not yet been created, but which can be reasonably predicted, at least when it comes to issues of core logic.
In creating .NET and eventually releasing the .NET Framework as open-source, Microsoft helped set the stage for the next evolution of modern computing.
Once upon a time, maybe as long as a decade ago – it’s hard to remember back that far – the tech giants used to compete against each other in a slightly different way from how they do today.
Competition was more along the lines of a Cold War with both sides keeping their carefully guarded secrets and doing everything they could not to help each other out too much.
Not cool, eh?