The .NET Framework (pronounced dot net) is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large library and provides language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages) across severalprogramming languages. Programs written for the .NET Framework execute in a software environment (as contrasted to hardware environment), known as the Common Language Runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides important services such as security, memory management, and exception handling. The class library and the CLR together constitute the .NET Framework.
This tutorial will provide complete Microsoft.NET framework overview.
The following topics will be covered:
- .NET terminology
- .NET Enterprise vision
- Category of programmers
- Framework vs platform