The high-profile security breaches of the past few years have all but assured a correspondingly healthy market for security professionals who can discover and eliminate vulnerabilities within IT infrastructure. That demand, in turn, has made it harder for employers to find and hire experienced security professionals who don’t already have a job.
Developed by Microsoft, .NET is a framework with a large class library (known as the Framework Class Library, or FCL), useful in everything from databases and cryptography to Web app development and network communications. There’s been a lot of debate over the years about .NET as a platform (especially in comparison with PHP), but its traditional linkage with Windows has ensured a broad range of users.
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