.Net and its Uses
In simple language, by Dot Net development we mean the development of different kinds of web applications by using the Dot Net architecture that is released by the software giant Microsoft Corporation. The Microsoft.NET strategy was presented by Microsoft officials to the rest of the world in June 2000. It is one of the most accepted application development services. The progression in internet technology has resulted in the development number of platforms, languages and applications, out of which Microsoft Dot net has become the highly admired one. The.Net development tool comprises of.NET Framework SDK,.NET framework and the development environment. This technology is the outcome of Microsoft’s new strategy to keep Windows the dominant operating system in the market. The Microsoft.NET platform is efficient in dealing with Visual Studio programs. An advantage of using Dot Net technology is that it decrease the amount of code required to build applications.
Some Important Features of Dot Net
Interoperability support (Interop) Migrating to .NET from existing languages and platforms has been made much easier, especially if that environment is COM or Java. COM, Interop is built into the framework, and C# will be very familiar for those developing in Java currently. In fact, Microsoft has a migration utility to automatically migrate existing Java source code into C#.
Common language runtime (CLR) is the engine that is shared among all languages supported in .NET, including C#, VB. NET, Managed C++, J#, and others to come. With the help of the CLR, the developer can write base classes in VB. NET, child classes in C#, and aggregate this tree from Managed C++ (this is just one example). You choose the language during implementation.
Base class library (BCL) Java so appealing besides the managed environment and cross-platform support is its class library. The .NET framework takes the class library concept a step further by supporting it across any language and extensible for future platform variances. Now BCL-supported features such as remoting, string manipulation, exception handling, and collection management construct is the same from any language conforming to the CLI.
Common type system (CTS) addresses the supported data types within the framework and how they are represented in metadata format. Each supported .NET language need only support a subset of the total data type set. Typically, it will be those types used most frequently e.g., integer, short, long, string, char, boolean, object, interface, struct, etc.
Simplified deployment says goodbye to DLL hell and the nightmare of Windows registration. Applications can now be deployed by a simple XCOPY of the assemblies, ASP.Net files, and configuration files.
Full Web service and SOAP support complexities are optionally hidden for building Web service providers and consumers in .NET. Details of the syntax and protocol surrounding XML Web services can be fully customized if needed, however. It is truly the best of both worlds.
XML at the core serialization, streaming, parsing, transforming, and schema support are only some of the “baked-in” XML features of the .NET runtime.
Object-oriented ASP.NET use script for your clients, not your server-based code. Leverage your existing OO framework from ASP.NET and enjoy improved Web application performance due to compiled server code.