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

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Preface

My first real contact with .NET started late in 2001. Since March 2000, I have been hosting a fortnightly Java-related column sponsored by Sun Microsystems (Singapore) in the Computer Times. A friend from Microsoft Singapore approached me and handed me a CD containing the beta version of VS .NET so that I could take a look at it and 'maybe write something interesting' if I so desired.

Of course by that time I had already heard of this new infrastructure from Microsoft. Microsoft had been marketing .NET aggressively for ages, and I had once written a relatively superficial introduction to the C# language. At that time, details were sketchy at best and there wasn't even a prototype C# compiler then.

And so I got my hands dirty with VS .NET ...

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