Microsoft's ambition to provide developers with one platform to solve any type of problem has been fulfilled by .NET. For a couple of decades already, the .NET platform has been powering up web, desktop, and mobile applications in both the startup and enterprise scenes.
Without any doubt, .NET plays a central role in the software development industry. .NET popularity in the developer community is a fact. You can measure it through the number of open source projects around the world and the presence of C# among the five most popular programming languages. Its popularity is going to grow even more, especially after the latest release (.NET 5), which revolutionizes the industry by pioneering the concept of universal software development.
To understand the power of .NET, let's explore some of its technical foundations.