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									     In the 435 class next week, Hari Sivaramakrishnan will be giving a
tutorial on the .NET platform with demos. This is an excellent opportunity
to get a brief overview of this important platform. All are welcome to

     WHEN: APRIL 6, 2004, 9:30-10:45AM

     WHERE: CSIC 2107



Current ruminations about Microsoft's .NET in various forums are
reminiscent of three blind men attempting to identify an elephant: It is
perceived as very different things, depending on one's perspective. Some
see .NET as Microsoft's next-generation Visual Studio development
environment. Some see it as yet another new programming language(C#),
while others see it as a framework based on XML and SOAP. In reality, .NET
wants to be all of these things, and a bit more.

Microsoft defines .NET as "a set of Microsoft software technologies for
connecting information, people, systems, and devices. It enables a high
level of software integration through the use of Web services' small,
discrete, building-block applications that connect to each other as well as
to other, larger applications over the Internet."

In this presentation, we will cover a detailed introduction to demystify
.NET and one will be able to see the array of technologies under the .NET
umbrella. Obviously Microsoft is targeting these as alternatives to other
existing platforms, like J2EE and LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl). It is
predicted that by the year 2005, J2EE and .NET will have 40% market share
each in the enterprise development world and both platforms will co-exist in
large corporations. From this perspective, we will also present a brief
comparison of features between J2EE and .NET.

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