Microsoft .NET

.NET is an operating platform, designed by Microsoft, for developing software.

.NET Standard is a set of application programming interfaces (API) implemented by the Base Class Library of a .NET implementation.

.NET has 4 primary implementations.

.NET Core
.NET Framework
Universal Windows Platform

.NET Core is an open-source managed software framework for Windows, macOS and Linux.

.NET Framework is a cross-platform, open-source framework for developing software.

Mono is an open-source project to create an ECMA standard-compliant and .NET Framework-compatible set of tools.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is an application programming interface (API) for developing applications that run on Windows 10 and variant systems.

Microsoft provides information about .NET.

.NET Core
.NET Framework
.NET Standard

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