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

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1.3. Multiple .NET programming languages and VS.NET

.NET is about multiple programming languages. VS .NET, the new version after Visual Studio 6.0, is a good tool for writing .NET applications and components. VS .NET comes with a few programming languages that are supported by Microsoft: C# .NET, VB .NET, Visual C++ .NET, JScript .NET and the last (surprising) inclusion, J# .NET. [5] Other vendors and educational institutions are independently developing other languages, or adapting current ones, to target the .NET platform. At the time of writing, there are about 30 such languages ready or in the process of being developed. [6]

[5] The announcement of J# was an eleventh-hour surprise. When VS .NET was announced, apparently there hadn't been any ...

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