This book offers the deep, conceptual grounding in .NET technology every developer and technical manager needs to evaluate and work with Microsoft's platform for building next-generation Windows applications and Web services. Drawing on the live ...
.NET seminars he has taught worldwide, leading consultant and author David Chappell shares powerful independent insights into every facet of .NET: its goals, components, tools, languages, standards compliance, and much more. Chappell starts with a high-level overview of everything that's encompassed in the .NET "brand," from Web services to the .NET framework, the Visual Studio.NET development environment to the .NET Enterprise Servers. Then, one element at a time, he introduces the essence of each .NET technology, including the Common Language Runtime (CLR), CLR-based languages such as C# and Visual Basic.NET, the XML-based Web Services Description Language, Microsoft's new unified class library, ASP.NET's support for building and deploying Web services, and ADO.NET's powerful new tools for data access. For every Windows developer, and for every Web or enterprise developer and technical manager evaluating .NET technology.