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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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.NET and Smart Devices

To understand the goals of the .NET Compact Framework and SDP, it is important to review a bit of recent history, which places the goals in proper perspective.

In the summer of 2000, Microsoft began to reveal its plans for what, up to that time, had been loosely called Next Generation Windows Services, or NGWS. This amalgamation of a set of technologies and a vision for a ubiquitous Web-centric computing infrastructure coalesced under the moniker “.NET.” Over the following months it came to mean two important things for technical leaders and developers: XML Web Services and the Microsoft Windows .NET Framework.

XML Web Services

In 1998, Microsoft, DevelopMentor, and UserLand Software worked together to create an XML encoding ...

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