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We performed a comparison between Magic xpa Application Platform and Microsoft .NET Framework based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Infrastructure solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The solution makes the managing and adapting of the software very easy.""The best feature of Magic is the development time. The time it takes to develop something is incredibly fast if you compare Magic with, for example, Java.""xpa gives us a fast development speed."

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"Pre-programmed functions for .NET Framework are widely available.""I like that ASP.NET is used for the framework and the core web services.""The most valuable feature is customization.""The solution is easy to use.""Microsoft Platform is the only viable solution when I wish to do something that is not supposed to be cross-platform.""The solution is not limited in storage, is customizable and simple to use.""The .NET Framework is a very good framework. It does what I need it to do.""User-friendly and straightforward."

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"Support is very bad.""There is room for improvement in Magic's marketing and licensing. I would like to see more integration of web functionality.""They want to be one toolbox for everything, but primarily, we are using xpa to develop desktop applications, and in that area they're lacking functionalities, flexibility, and modern stuff."

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"This solution is best used with some training.""Difficult to scale this product for large organizations.""I would like more web integration.""I would like to see a better response time from the technical support.""Microsoft could improve .NET Framework by providing more resources to help users understand the solution.""It is of great concern to us that the solution is not very powerful on cross platform, at it impedes the ability to build and scale with it.""There are performance constraints when multiple users are accessing the application and that consumes CPU resources.""The solution could improve by optimizing the memory for better performance."

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  • "The licensing is too costly."
  • "The licensing cost varies because nowadays Magic has tailor-made offerings for clients. I think the solution is worth the money."
  • "My clients have to purchase additional licenses in order to use what I built. It's not a fair approach."
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  • "For the moment I can only give the product a rating of five out of ten since only some of the customers will be satisfied, those that have the financial resources for hosting a platform on Windows Server."
  • "The solution is free but you need to pay for a license for the hosting service."
  • "Microsoft .NET Framework is licensed under the Windows License."
  • "The solution is a bit costly when compared to open source products or open gear licenses."
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    Top Answer:The best feature of Magic is the development time. The time it takes to develop something is incredibly fast if you compare Magic with, for example, Java.
    Top Answer:The licensing cost varies because nowadays Magic has tailor-made offerings for clients, including one-time use licenses. It also depends on how you are using the solution. Are you using a web… more »
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in Magic's marketing and licensing. If you talk to people about Magic, there is a pretty big chance that no one's ever heard about it. It's not mainstream like .NET or… more »
    Top Answer:If we take low code, no code platform such as RPA platforms, you might end up writing 100 lines of code and you might do it in a single line of code using. NET.
    Top Answer:You need to have the technical expertise to use this product.
    Top Answer:If you want to build automation without much technical expertise then I would say not to go with, . NET. With. NET, you need the technical expertise. If you are looking for something that is readily… more »
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    Magic xpa Application Platform is a mobile development platform that is designed to enable organizations to simplify and manage every aspect of their application development process. It enables users to construct applications while expending a minimal number of resources. Developers can leverage AI technology in a way that maximizes their ability to effectively deploy their resources toward the end of producing the best possible applications. Ultimately, Magic xpa Application Platform allows developers to rapidly develop and deploy applications across multiple platform types. 

    Magic xpa Application Platform Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by deploying Magic xpa Application Platform include:

    • Decrease time needed for application production and refinement. Magic xpa Application Platform comes with pre-built application components that can be used to quickly create iterations of the application that can then be deployed or tested.  It also makes it so that any and all changes or upgrades that are applied to the application take effect across all of the devices that run the application.
    • Allows developers to be far more productive than they would be otherwise. Various features, such as Magic xpa Application Platform’s drag-and-drop capability, allow developers to worry less about the more technical aspects of designing the applications and have more time to design the best possible application. 
    • Ease of use. Magic xpa Application Platform is a low-code application development platform. This means that developers do not need to have extensive programming knowledge to create applications. Solutions of this type are far more accessible to the general employee of an organization than a program that is code-heavy. Fewer resources need to be spent training users to employ Magic xpa Application Platform than would be true of other similar platforms. Organizations increase their overall productivity when the process of application development becomes something that even those employees who are not the most technically savvy can take part.

    Magic xpa Application Platform Features

    Some of the many useful features Magic xpa Application Platform has to offer include:

    • AI-powered development capabilities. Magic xpa Application Platform has a built-in AI that users can leverage to simplify every step of the development process. Users can use this AI to automate various development steps. This increases the speed at which they can produce applications. 
    • Mobile use capability. Magic xpa Application Platform has a mobile application that organizations can use to run their product development from anywhere in the world. 
    • Collaboration tools.  Magic xpa Application Platform provides developers with tools that enable them to work with others to create the enterprise applications that their organizations need.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Magic xpa Application Platform is a solution that beats out the competition in a number of areas.  Two major advantages are the way that it simplifies the application management process and its scalability. It greatly eases the work that developers and administrators do by providing all of the tools that they need to meet their objectives. Additionally, users never have to worry about running out of development capacity in their digital environment. Magic xpa Application Platform can scale up and provide developers with the capacity to design and create their applications in the way that best meets their needs. 

    Per H., the CEO of Mass Marketing Software AB, writes, “The solution makes the managing and adapting of the software very easy. When it comes to the application's service, mistakes can easily be resolved. This shortens the time it takes to progress from an idea to a new function.”

    He also writes, “The solution is highly scalable, allowing one to use very large databases and systems.

    Microsoft .NET Framework is a software development framework for building and running applications for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows servers, XML Web services, and Microsoft Azure. The software is made up of two major components: Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework Class Library. The CLR is the execution engine that handles running apps and the Class Library is a library of tested, reusable code that developers can call from their own apps.

    Microsoft .NET Framework Features

    Microsoft .NET Framework has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Memory management: With Microsoft .NET Framework apps, the CLR allocates and releases memory and handles object lifetimes in many programming languages, so programmers are not responsible to do it.
    • Multitargeting: Microsoft .NET Framework targets .NET Standard, allowing developers to create class libraries that work on multiple Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.
    • A common type system: When using Microsoft .NET Framework, basic types are defined by the .NET Framework type system and are common to all languages that target Microsoft .NET Framework as opposed to traditional programming languages where basic types are defined by the compiler.
    • Side-by-side execution: By allowing multiple versions of the common language runtime to exist on the same computer, Microsoft .NET Framework helps resolve version conflicts. In addition, an app can run on the version of Microsoft .NET Framework with which it was built and multiple versions of apps can coexist.
    • Development frameworks and technologies: Microsoft .NET Framework provides libraries for specific areas of app development, such as ASP.NET for web apps, ADO.NET for data access, Windows Communication Foundation for service-oriented apps, and Windows Presentation Foundation for Windows desktop apps.

    Microsoft .NET Framework Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Microsoft .NET Framework. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Language interoperability: With this Microsoft .NET Framework feature, routines written in one language are accessible to other languages, enabling programmers to focus on creating apps in their preferred languages.
    • Version compatibility: Microsoft .NET Framework offers version compatibility for rare occasions when apps that are developed by using a particular version of Microsoft .NET Framework happen to run without modification on a later version.
    • Extensive class library: With Microsoft .NET Framework, programmers have the ability to use a readily accessible Microsoft .NET Framework class library instead of having to write vast amounts of code to handle common low-level programming operations.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Microsoft .NET Framework solution.

    PeerSpot user, Syed A., Principal System Developer at a government, says the solution is a “Great all in one framework with extensive stack for web applications, windows applications and mobile applications.”

    A QA Supervisor at a manufacturing company mentions, “It comes with many features that you can interact with and has all of the libraries readily available, which is not available in the RPA platforms. You can create your own SSIS package. You can integrate with all of the Windows objects, which is not available in Automation Anywhere, and you need to rely on their Object Cloning technologies to interact with them.”

    Brennan G., IS Technical Architect at Avara Foods Holdings Limited, comments, “It is easy to use, and it runs on a Windows platform. The .NET Framework is a very good framework. It does what I need it to do.”

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    Sample Customers
    ADD, Cape plc, Adecco, Kuno Kinzoku Industry Co., GE Capital, Dove Tree, CBS Outdoor, Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Allstate Life Insurance Company, Titan Software Systems
    Curtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical Company
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Mining And Metals Company8%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business89%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Magic xpa Application Platform vs. Microsoft .NET Framework
    November 2022
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    Magic xpa Application Platform is ranked 9th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 6th in Application Infrastructure with 8 reviews. Magic xpa Application Platform is rated 8.6, while Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Magic xpa Application Platform writes "Fast development and user-oriented functionalities, but it needs better .NET integration and a completely different pricing structure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft .NET Framework writes "Lacks adequate cross-platform performance and interoperability with AS400, but is the only viable solution for non-cross-platform tasks and works smoothly with Microsoft Technologies". Magic xpa Application Platform is most compared with OutSystems, Mendix and Microsoft Azure App Service, whereas Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with Apache Web Server, SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal, IIS, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and IBM WebSphere Application Server. See our Magic xpa Application Platform vs. Microsoft .NET Framework report.

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