With the power of software, businesses can improve their working a lot. Not only Software applications can be deployed within the enterprise to improve productivity, but also can make crucial services of your business available for your customers at their disposal.

Selecting the best way for developing your Business applications is important as it dictates how easy and efficient the process is going to be, the end result and many other factors.

.NET and Java are two of the most popular technologies on which business applications are developed. The Similarity between them on many fronts present a dilemma for people as to what technology to use. Though they seem similar and equally popular, each has their own advantages and disadvantages. We need to compare both through the needs Let us compare these two languages based on the needs of businesses and see what is better for your business.

Usability on multiple platforms:

There is a general misconception that .NET only works on windows. This is not entirely true, because it is the .NET framework that works only on windows and provides a lot of benefits that we will discuss in later sections. There are many implementations of .NET technology that will let people develop applications for a range of platforms including the web.

On the Side of Java, it is well known that java is highly portable and runs on several devices as well as web. So, there would be no clear winners when platforms are considered.


In addition to providing high quality, it would be certainly beneficial for businesses when the technology they use does not cost more. While .NET is a completely free and open-source platform that anyone can develop and use, Java is not technically free for commercial operations. The reason for this is that while there exist implementations of Java, like OpenJDK that is free to use, implementations developed by Oracle are free for general purpose and server use but require a license for commercial purpose.

So, In this aspect, dot net development has an advantage over java.

Support for Windows Application Development:

When you have a specific need of developing windows applications, the .NET framework is arguably a better choice than java. This is because the .NET framework provides a range of features and toolset for building GUI applications and also give power for creating and interacting with Windows Services which opens up new possibilities for business application development.
While Windows applications could be effectively developed using Java, .NET provides greater power and efficiency. So in this aspect, .NET has an advantage over Java.

Performance & Security:

Performance & Security are two crucial aspects of your application. Performance is a primary factor that determines user experience with your application while making the system secure is the primary responsibility of the provider.

Both the runtime environments of Java and .NET have ample measures for providing performance and security, but .NET slightly is provides better features here. So, we would say that .NET has more performance and security than Java.

So, from the previous discussion, you can see that while in some key areas .NET wins and in other areas, it is almost equal to java. Java is great for many applications, but considering the business’s idea of having both quality and cost-efficient at the same time, we think that .NET is a better choice for your business.