What's the deal with .NET?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Bellos, May 29, 2003.

  1. Bellos

    Bellos Guest

    I see a lot of people mentioning it and recommending it, what's the big deal about it?

    I was looking at getting a copy, but the prices look steep... what kinds of prices are you guys paying for it?
     
  2. Bellos

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    That is if you are actually paying for it :big grin:
     
  3. Woodmaster

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    microsoft's .net technology is stupid and i will never pay for it... stay with open source and join the free world..
     
  4. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    What exactly are you looking at? VS.NET or Server 2003?
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    if you just want to play with the .NET technologies and can't afford the development environment, then just download the framework SDK and go to work. It's free from MS, you'll just have to compile everything from the command line and edit your source files from your fav text editor. It's how i learned until i hooked up a job where they bought everything for me :)
     
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    How much experience do you actually have with .NET?
     
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    .NET is a framework developed by Microsoft for their platform. Think of it like major upgrades to VB6/VC++ 6. Instead of just languages like those, .NET is a framework with languages on top (C#, VB.NET, C++.NET, J#, etc). If you know anything about Java, it's about the same idea. In Java there is a JVM which Java code is run off of. The same can be said for .NET.

    As for VS.NET, I used a downloaded copy for awhile myself. I just recently for a legal copy from my University. If you are interested in only one language, you can find an IDE for around $99 (http://shop.microsoft.com/Referral/Productinfo.asp?siteID=11510). Be sure you get the 2003 version though. ;)
     
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    Mostly ASP.NET technology, but thats beyond the point.. i would hardly ever want to feed into microsoft's monopoly
     
  9. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    if you go to college, you should be able to get it for free. They were passing out Visual Studio.Net out at my college.
     
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    :greddy:

    Become informed, then post. ;)
     
  11. Bellos

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    Well I'm currently using MS Visual C++ 6.0 Standard.. works a treat but was interested in this new .NET framework
     
  12. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    go for it man, you may just like it.
     

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