While .NET may not be the best solution for everyone (you may prefer to run a Java and Unix solution), it's definitely not vaporware; it's here to stay. But how far will it go? In a worst-case scenario, it will never make it beyond the realm of Windows. The best-case scenario: We'll finally have a viable development platform alternative to JVM. This article explores the pros using Microsoft's .NET platform such as a rich set of libraries and multiple language support, and cons such as not being cross platform and no standardization.
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