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Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 by Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 1. The .NET Framework

Microsoft has a time-honored reputation for creating innovative technologies and wrapping them in buzzwords that confuse everyone. The .NET Framework is the latest example—it's been described as a feeble Java clone, a meaningless marketing term, and an attempt to take over the Internet with proprietary technology. But none of these descriptions is truly accurate.

.NET is actually a cluster of technologies—some revolutionary, some not—that are designed to help developers build a variety of different types of applications. Developers can use the .NET Framework to build rich Windows applications, services that run quietly in the background, and even command-line tools. Of course, if you're reading this book you're most ...

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