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.NET vs Laravel: What are the differences?

What is .NET? A free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications. .NET is a general purpose development platform. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build native applications for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more.

What is Laravel? A PHP Framework For Web Artisans. Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.

.NET and Laravel can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Tight integration with visual studio", "Stable code" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider .NET; whereas "Clean architecture", "Growing community" and "Composer friendly" are the primary reasons why Laravel is favored.

.NET and Laravel are both open source tools. It seems that Laravel with 53K GitHub stars and 16.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than .NET with 11K GitHub stars and 2.37K GitHub forks.

Stack Exchange, Starbucks, and Docplanner are some of the popular companies that use .NET, whereas Laravel is used by PedidosYa, Sellsuki, and Webedia. .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1561 company stacks & 231 developers stacks; compared to Laravel, which is listed in 817 company stacks and 753 developer stacks.

Decisions about .NET and Laravel
Ing. Alvaro Rodr铆guez Scelza
Software Systems Engineer at Ripio | 11 upvotes 路 30.3K views

I was considering focusing on learning RoR and looking for a work that uses those techs.

After some investigation, I decided to stay with C# .NET:

  • It is more requested on job positions (7 to 1 in my personal searches average).

  • It's been around for longer.

  • it has better documentation and community.

  • One of Ruby advantages (its amazing community gems, that allows to quickly build parts of your systems by merely putting together third party components) gets quite complicated to use and maintain in huge applications, where building and reusing your own components may become a better approach.

  • Rail's front end support is starting to waver.

  • C# .NET code is far easier to understand, debug and maintain. Although certainly not easier to learn from scratch.

  • Though Rails has an excellent programming speed, C# tends to get the upper hand in long term projects.

I would avise to stick to rails when building small projects, and switching to C# for more long term ones.

Opinions are welcome!

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I am planning to develop project management system SAAS based. Can any one help me with selection of platforms from Django or Laravel and for database MongoDB or Firebase/Firestore or MySql? On front end I am going to use Quasar Framework (VueJS). Note : project will be Webapp, Mobile app and desktop app.

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washie mugo
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i find python quite resourceful. given the bulk of libraries that python has and the trends of the tech i find django which runs on python to be the framework of choice to the upcoming web services and application. Laravel on the other hand which is powered by PHP is also quite resourceful and great for startups and common web applications.

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Pros of .NET
Pros of Laravel
  • 260
    Tight integration with visual studio
  • 249
    Stable code
  • 179
    Great community
  • 170
    Reliable and strongly typed server side language.
  • 131
    Microsoft
  • 107
    Fantastic documentation
  • 81
    Great 3rd party libraries
  • 70
    Speedy
  • 64
    Great azure integration
  • 56
    Great support
  • 24
    Highly productive
  • 23
    Linq
  • 22
    High Performance
  • 21
    Great programming languages (C#, VB)
  • 19
    C#
  • 18
    Open source
  • 12
    Clean markup with razor
  • 12
    Powerful Web application framework (ASP.NET MVC)
  • 12
    Powerful ORM (EntityFramework)
  • 10
    Fast
  • 8
    Constantly improving to keep up with new trends
  • 8
    Visual studio + Resharper = <3
  • 7
    Dependency injection
  • 6
    TFS
  • 5
    Job opportunities
  • 5
    High-Performance
  • 5
    Integrated and Reliable
  • 5
    Security
  • 5
    Huge ecosystem and communities
  • 5
    Light-weight
  • 4
    Lovely
  • 4
    Variations
  • 3
    Useful IoC
  • 3
    Scaffolding
  • 3
    Asynchrony
  • 3
    Concurrent
  • 3
    Support and SImplicity
  • 3
    {get; set;}
  • 2
    Default Debuging tools
  • 2
    Entity framework
  • 496
    Clean architecture
  • 357
    Growing community
  • 334
    Composer friendly
  • 310
    Open source
  • 292
    The only framework to consider for php
  • 192
    Mvc
  • 187
    Quickly develop
  • 154
    Dependency injection
  • 141
    Application architecture
  • 128
    Embraces good community packages
  • 56
    Write less, do more
  • 49
    Restful routing
  • 45
    Orm (eloquent)
  • 42
    Artisan scaffolding and migrations
  • 42
    Database migrations & seeds
  • 35
    Awesome
  • 32
    Great documentation
  • 25
    Awsome, Powerfull, Fast and Rapid
  • 25
    Promotes elegant coding
  • 24
    Build Apps faster, easier and better
  • 22
    JSON friendly
  • 21
    Most easy for me
  • 20
    Eloquent ORM
  • 19
    Easy to learn, scalability
  • 19
    Modern PHP
  • 19
    Test-Driven
  • 18
    Blade Template
  • 18
    Beautiful
  • 13
    Security
  • 11
    Clean Documentation
  • 10
    Based on SOLID
  • 10
    Cool
  • 10
    Convention over Configuration
  • 9
    Easy to attach Middleware
  • 9
    Simple
  • 8
    Laravel + Cassandra = Killer Framework
  • 8
    Fast
  • 8
    Easy to use
  • 8
    Simpler
  • 8
    Get going quickly straight out of the box. BYOKDM
  • 8
    Easy Request Validatin
  • 7
    Simplistic , easy and faster
  • 7
    Less dependencies
  • 7
    Its just wow
  • 6
    Friendly API
  • 5
    Its beautiful to code in
  • 5
    Super easy and powerful
  • 5
    Great customer support
  • 4
    Speed
  • 4
    Fast and Clarify framework
  • 4
    The only "cons" is wrong! No static method just Facades
  • 4
    Easy
  • 4
    Active Record
  • 4
    Php7
  • 3
    Laravel Mix
  • 3
    Laragon
  • 3
    Eloquent
  • 3
    Easy views handling and great ORM
  • 3
    Minimum system requirements
  • 3
    Composer
  • 2
    Intuitive usage
  • 2
    Laravel Spark
  • 2
    Laravel Passport
  • 2
    Laravel Nova
  • 2
    Laravel casher
  • 2
    Laravel Horizon and Telescope
  • 2
    Laravel Forge and Envoy
  • 2
    Ease of use
  • 2
    Cashier with Braintree and Stripe
  • 1
    Rapid development
  • 0
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Cons of .NET
Cons of Laravel
  • 9
    C#
  • 9
    Too expensive to deploy and maintain
  • 7
    Microsoft itself
  • 5
    Microsoft dependable systems
  • 3
    Hard learning curve
  • 38
    PHP
  • 24
    Too many dependency
  • 19
    Slower than the other two
  • 15
    A lot of static method calls for convenience
  • 13
    Too many include
  • 10
    Heavy
  • 7
    Bloated
  • 6
    Laravel
  • 5
    Confusing
  • 4
    Does not work well for file uploads in Shared Hosting
  • 3
    Too underrated
  • 2
    Not fast with MongoDB
  • 1
    Difficult to learn
  • 1
    Not using SOLID principles

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What is .NET?

.NET is a general purpose development platform. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build native applications for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more.

What is Laravel?

It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.

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