What Does a .NET Developer Do?

What exactly is a .NET developer, and what does the position look like?

A .NET developer designs, programs, and tests software within the .NET framework. They program in languages such as ASP .NET, Delphi .NET, Visual Basic .NET, C++, or J#. In this article, we tell you everything about the function.


What is .NET?

.NET is an open-source framework from Microsoft that mainly runs on Windows. As a developer, you can build, implement, and run a wide range of web services and Windows applications using a number of technologies.

In other words, "dotNET" is a programming model that bundles a collection of software into one package. You can use multiple programming languages, editors, and libraries to build solutions. Think of solutions for the web, mobile, desktop, IoT, or games. This can speed up the development process considerably.

For large projects, .NET is often more quickly chosen. For small projects and websites that need to be developed at low costs, PHP and running on Linux are often chosen. This does not always have to be the case and can vary per project.


What is a .NET developer?

A .NET developer—pronounced dot-net developer—mainly designs, programs, and tests web applications for business systems. For this purpose, he or she writes a programming language that must be converted into specific software and hardware. Common programming languages are ASP .NET, Delphi .NET, Visual Basic .NET, C++, or J#.


What does a .NET developer do?

A .NET developer is responsible for designing .NET applications. Think of Windows applications, web applications, websites, and video games. They can also adjust, test, and improve these. The main tasks are:

  • Design, build, test, and implement applications.
  • Writing code with .NET programming languages.
  • Review, refactor, debug, and test codes.
  • Analyze applications and requirements, and maintain and upgrade as necessary.
  • Documenting operational procedures and some project development.
  • Developing technical specifications and architecture (often only part of a senior role).


What do you need to be able to do in this position?

As a successful .NET programmer, it is important that you can prioritize IT projects. You are familiar with project management, cost estimation, and planning to keep projects on track. Naturally, you master well-known programming languages such as C#, F#, and/or VB .NET. In general, the more knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other development tools, the better.

In addition to the technical skills, you are also able to:

  • Problem-solving and analytical thinking
  • Can you work well in teams?
  • Are you creative, and can you think well conceptually?