The Microsoft-backed .NET Foundation has conducted its first web application developer survey and says the results suggest its Blazor framework for building mobile apps in C# and .NET is "taking off".
Microsoft launched the .NET Foundation in April 2014 with cross-platform developer outfit Xamarin, which Microsoft acquired in 2016.
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The survey results were released as Microsoft prepares to kick off its annual Build developer conference later this month.
"Since web development is a big workload for .NET, we asked what kind of front-end development technologies .NET developers are using for their single-page applications," the foundation says.
The most popular developer tool was Microsoft's IDE Visual Studio, which was used by nearly 90% of respondents, followed by Microsoft's cross-platform code editor Visual Studio Code, which was used by 78% of respondents. GitHub was used by just over 50% of .NET developers. Other popular tools were the .NET command line interface, JetBrains Rider, and Visual Studio for macOS.
"Python has gained popularity in the industry particularly around AI/ML and .NET developers are embracing it as well. What's interesting, based on the responses, more people are currently using F# than they were in the last year, possibly indicating usage in similar scenarios."
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Given it's a Microsoft-focussed developer crowd, it's not surprising that the most popular cloud provider was Microsoft Azure even though spending on Amazon Web Services (AWS) far outweighs spending on Azure.
According to this survey, 70% of .NET developers use Azure, while just over 30% use AWS, and about 14% use Google Cloud Platform.