Article: Intro to .NET 3.0 for Architects
Mohammad Akif introduces the concepts behind .NET 3.0 that architects need to understand. With this latest release of the .NET Framework the Common Language Runtime itself did not change. What did change was the inclusion of a large set of new libraries meant to reduce coding complexity and reduce the number of lines of code a developer would need to write.
Akif begins with a little history behind .NET 3.0 and quickly jumps into the basics of the .NET 3.0 architecture. Topics covered are
- Windows Communication Foundation
- Windows Presentation Foundation
- Workflow Foundation
- Windows Card Spaces
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.NET 3.5 and CLR 2.0
I thought that CLR 3.0 will have this.
Re: .NET 3.5 and CLR 2.0
1. New compilers for C# and VB
2. New libaries that run on CLR 2.0.
3. A new version of Visual Studio that can build 2.0/3.0/3.5 applications.
Technically speaking, both .NET 3.0 and 3.5 applications 'run' on the 2.0 framework.
For more info, check out this post