.NET vs Scala: 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 Scala? A pure-bred object-oriented language that runs on the JVM. Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
.NET belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Scala can be primarily classified under "Languages".
"Tight integration with visual studio", "Stable code" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider .NET; whereas "Static typing", "Jvm" and "Pattern-matching" are the primary reasons why Scala is favored.
.NET and Scala are both open source tools. Scala with 11.8K GitHub stars and 2.75K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than .NET with 11.2K GitHub stars and 2.41K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1566 company stacks & 239 developers stacks; compared to Scala, which is listed in 437 company stacks and 324 developer stacks.
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