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

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Part 1: Introducing .NET and C#

Introduction

This part serves as an introduction to the rest of the book. Though it is possible not to mention anything about .NET in a book about C# (C# is a standard in its own right), I would suggest at least a rudimentary understanding of Microsoft's grand .NET plan. Knowing what .NET is all about and the role that C# plays in it gives a good 'big picture' view and an appreciation of why C# has been designed in certain ways.

Chapters 1 and 2 give a whirlwind introduction to the world of .NET, including some other .NET-related technologies, without going into details. Important concepts such as how CLR works are covered in Chapter 1. I have also taken the liberty of including some personal opinions about the ...

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