• What Is .NET?
• Features of the .NET Framework
• Concepts Important for This Book
• Languages and Tools
This chapter presents the .NET Framework, giving a high-level, medium-level, and hands-on introduction to its main features. If you’re already familiar with the .NET Framework, treat this chapter as a brief refresher to ensure that you’re familiar with .NET concepts that are important for the remainder of this book.
Microsoft .NET is a broad initiative that is meant to revolutionize the way applications are written. The Internet is at the center of this revolution, with focus on loosely coupled Web services. These Web services are based on XML (Extensible Markup ...