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From Java to C#: A Developer's Guide by Heng Ngee Mok

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1.2. What exactly is .NET?

.NET is a general term which encompasses a variety of technologies and products. [4] .NET also contains technologies to reach out to the Internet via web services – a very hot topic today with a very bright future in distributed computing.

[4] For the general 'official definition' (which includes lots of marketing), check out www.microsoft.com/net/defined.

In Microsoft's own words, Microsoft .NET is "Microsoft's XML Web services platform." Using this definition for .NET is as good as calling J2EE "Sun's web application platform."

.NET is much more than that and, depending on your role in your software organization, your view of .NET may not be the same. To a system administrator, .NET means rolling out and deploying ...

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