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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Chapter 1. Introduction to a Managed Environment

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This revolution has been long in coming. Visual Basic programmers have known it for years. Java came along and converted many others. The fact of the matter is that it is hard to develop quality software that targets your market and is robust enough to be useable. It seems to be perfectly acceptable to allow the operating system and the related services to manage the memory space of your program. Talking about virtual memory and virtual devices seems perfectly natural.

All except the people who develop device drivers and real-time systems have come to realize that it is not in their best interest to try to develop ...

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