ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart By Paul D. Sheriff, Ken Getz
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Chapter 2. Introduction to Microsoft .NET
The .NET Framework is a major step forward in the evolution of programming. You will find that using the .NET classes, tools, and other features will help speed up your development cycle. It also means that you'll adhere to the foundation that Microsoft has set forth, and you are sure to find it to be a well-laid foundation. This chapter provided you with a brief overview of many of the new features of the .NET Framework. Here are some of the major points you should understand from reading this chapter:
.NET will help make the creation and consumption of XML Web Services very easy.
You can create many different types of applications using the .NET platform.
XML is an integral part of .NET and the future of communication between applications.
You will derive many benefits out of using the new .NET platform.