Tuesday, May 17, 2005

.NET pros and Cons

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Excel web sharing - spreadsheet collaboration over the Internet made easy with BadBlueTim Anderson's IT writing site has an interesting discussion board that lists .NET pros and cons. I've summarized some of the topics, below, to give a sense of the broad discussion areas. Of course, the fact that it's running on a PHP-based forum sends some sort of message...

For: No-touch/Click-once deployment
Against: The Microsoft factor
For: Code access security
Against: Executables easily decompiled
For: Supports multiple languages
Against: GUI applications are slow
For: Linux support with Mono
Against: Large runtime needed
For: Easy component sharing
Against: Memory usage is huge

.NET Pros and Cons

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