General unistack software development methodology/process conception is based on the following principles:
You get a single library, where all sub-systems work in concert
You get freedom from choice - as all system choices are made, you can change them, but why would you use, say nLog, if you already have logger as good if not better
You get compression. Intellectual property compression. Less things to remember and keep in your head
You get compression. Code compression - less code
You get independence - you don’t care about new versions of a small lib that just does this little xyz task
You get unification of thought, pattern and practice
NFX is a unistack philosophy incarnation where all tiers of code/system/team/business are interfacing via the same unified protocol.
Is written in C# from scratch
Uses very BCL: arrays,
Compiles on VS and Mono. Runs on Linux and Windows
Has 95% of what any distributed/web/cluster app needs in 1 lib
Does not depend on any 3rd parties but: MySQL client (if you need it)
Does not use MS-Specific stuff like: IIS, ActiveDirectory, WCF, MVC, EF...
Does NOT concentrate on WEB-only, as there are many other cluster/cloud application types (i.e. high frequency trading)