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What is .NET?

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I want to know what .NET really is. Is it just a name by Micorsoft, or does it have special features? I have been looking into C++ .NET for months now, but don''t really understand the concept behind .NET, so I haven''t bought it. Can someone please tell me what .NET is? Scott Simontis If it wasn''t for C, we''d be using BASI, PASAL and OBOL

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.NET referes to the following:

The Visual Studio IDE .NET
The new programming language C#
The .NET framework
The CLR (common language runtime)

The idea is to make it easier for developers to code programs, either server side or client side, by using the .NET platform. A .NET platform is a system running the .NET runtime. At the moment MS are only supporting Windows as a .NET platform, but for Linux there's a project called Mono.

The idea is that "the language doesn't matter". So you can use whatever language you want when developing .NET programs with the .NET framework. MS of course, are pimping its own C# for the .NET, but they are supporting C++, Visual Basic and J# while other companies make available for you COBOL, Delphi etc.

When developing .NET apps you use the .NET framework, which is a new API with libraries for GUI, text handling etc. etc.

The whole .NET thing is in direct competition with Sun's "SUN One" and IBM's "WebSphere" for enterprise developing, but it has experienced a rather slow start – but I’m sure it’ll catch one with time. But we’ll see.

EDIT: Poor wording.


"Yeah, I would've killed you, but I'm glad I didn't - the paperwork is a bitch"

[edited by - rohde on August 8, 2003 5:45:42 PM]

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quote:
Original post by cowsarenotevil
EDIT: That picture is racist. Prepare to be moderated.

eh, how?





"Yeah, I would''ve killed you, but I''m glad I didn''t - the paperwork is a bitch"

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quote:
Original post by neurokaotix
I just put that image there because 99% of Village Specialton''s posts are negative and so that''s enough out of him.




I agree.

To Village: Use the search, I have noticed that alot of these posts have come up.

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quote:
Original post by Village Specialton
I want to know what .NET really is. Is it just a name by Micorsoft, or does it have special features? I have been looking into C++ .NET for months now, but don''t really understand the concept behind .NET, so I haven''t bought it. Can someone please tell me what .NET is?

<FONT COLOR=BLUE>Scott Simontis</FONT>
If it wasn''t for C, we''d be using BASI, PASAL and OBOL


You really should conduct a search before you post. That topic has been covered and covered and covered.

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Qucik answer: Its a framework of classes, similar to what java has, except it is designed to be language independent, meaning you can use the same classes for many different languages (C#, VB, (managed)C++, and others)

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Don''t hate me. I just get annoyed by pointless threads. The only good pointless thread is "Ask a Stupid Question, Get A Stupid Answer". And the search doesn''t work on my computer. It won''t give me the results. And James, please stop with all the flaming of me. I try not to post negative.

Scott Simontis
If it wasn''t for C, we''d be using BASI, PASAL and OBOL

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