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Discussion on: Which would be better for career: Laravel or .NET Core?

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Sven Glöckner • Edited

I suggest go the .NET way. I've been working as a C#/.NET specialist for almost 15 years now.
At first, I started with VB6 and later switched to Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 (The Beta Experience 😏).
What I really like about .NET: it is a large community with uncounted code samples, Nuget packages and extensions and tooling, etc. There are also many 3rd party library providers and vendors that makes your life easier. We're using DevExpress DevExtreme and Blazor widgets for our web apps.
I mean .NET is really a coherent environment. Visual Studio is mature and full of features, I like it.

You could get in touch with the .NET guys on GitHub. Not even is .NET backed by one of the largest software companies in the world it's also wide-spread. I mean, how many businesses are out there that use and rely on .NET?
I'm working as a contractor (or called freelancer) for over 10 years now. I only focus on C# and .NET - I've gone through all flavors of .NET: WinForms, Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET, Compact Framework.
Currently, I use .NET Core and Blazor.

In addition, we're using the Azure platform for application lifecycle management (Azure DevOps) and also hosting our customer apps.
Did you know that you can deploy your new web app to Azure in only some minutes directly out of Visual Studio? This is hassle-free and really cool. 😏
Azure DevOps is the perfect environment for CI/CD I ever have dreamed about. We used to have TFS instances that were not running good enough, or even had no CI in the past. Sometimes, this was a nightmare with broken builds and so on.

I would say that I am most productive with .NET (Core).