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C# for Java Developers by Adam Freeman, Allen Jones

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Chapter 2. Comparing Java and .NET Technologies

Chapter 1, presented a high-level introduction to Microsoft .NET, comparing it both conceptually and technologically with Java. This chapter extends that discussion but focuses more deeply on the technology provided by the two platforms.

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Although this book focuses predominantly on the .NET functionality that is directly comparable to that of Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) version 1.4, this chapter also covers functionality provided by Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) version 1.3.1. Many Java programmers work with both J2SE and J2EE, and although .NET has a ways to go before it competes with J2EE, it’s useful to demonstrate the current features that are comparable and the alternative technologies ...

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