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We performed a comparison between Microsoft .NET Framework and Zend PHP Engine 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft .NET Framework vs. Zend PHP Engine report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The most valuable feature is customization.""I like that ASP.NET is used for the framework and the core web services.""The solution is easy to use.""Basically, .NET is simply is the easiest programming language to use, based on my experience.""The solution is not limited in storage, is customizable and simple to use.""Microsoft Platform is the only viable solution when I wish to do something that is not supposed to be cross-platform.""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.""User-friendly and straightforward."

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"It offers good support for various types of classes, along with many open source libraries that we can readily utilize in our application development process. This gives us a lot of options when it comes to custom development solutions, without having to worry about licensing or other programming-related issues."

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"There are performance constraints when multiple users are accessing the application and that consumes CPU resources.""I would like to see a better response time from the technical support.""You need to have the technical expertise to use this product.""I would like to see more pre-built features in the MVC framework because as it is now, it's very open and you have to develop your own controls in order to use it.""This solution is best used with some training."".NET Is still heavy or dependant on other Microsoft libraries and frameworks.""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.""Difficult to scale this product for large organizations."

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"In terms of improvement, it doesn't support concurrent processing. When we want to process anything on a concurrent basis, we have to divide it into a number of things, like a queue, or we have to run it using Cron jobs. We would like to have the capability to run any thread or process in parallel."

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  • "The Microsoft .NET Framework is free of charge, without licensing cost."
  • "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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  • "The Zend PHP engine is open source technology, so there's no need for us to worry about licensing or other costs."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:We are using this solution for Forms. Website for basic monitoring of the tools, and we have developed intelligent automation which is like a service and is running in the backend to monitor bots. We… more »
    Top Answer:It offers good support for various types of classes, along with many open source libraries that we can readily utilize in our application development process. This gives us a lot of options when it… more »
    Top Answer:Zend PHP Engine is open source technology, so there's no need for us to worry about licensing or other costs. The only costs involved are indirect, i.e. what we have to pay for server hosting and… more »
    Top Answer:In terms of improvement, it doesn't support concurrent processing. When we want to process anything on a concurrent basis, we have to divide it into a number of things, like a queue, or we have to run… more »
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    Overview

    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.”

    Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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    Sample Customers
    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
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    University18%
    Government18%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Mining And Metals Company9%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Retailer7%
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 10 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 12th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 8.0, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 9.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zend PHP Engine writes "Offers an easy way to develop both big and small Web-ready applications at low to zero cost". Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with Apache Web Server, SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, IBM BPM and IIS, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, NGINX Plus, IBM BPM and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

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