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Can someone recommend a book or resource...

Looking for a book or link to describe the real-world benefits of
Microsoft .NET
from a non-technical perspective.

Questions that address things like:

"Why should one buy a .NET product rather than something
else? Will it be faster, more affordable, more reliable, more secure?
Will it take advantage of new technologies? Is it simply that .NET
is the future and any application they buy that is not .NET is
doomed?"
Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jordan
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Look at MSDN magazine any of the last two years articles....For a technical
reference..
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...063244107/sr=8
-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-1166861-4115011?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

1) For the same reasons you'd buy a Java product but it's even closer to
fulfilling the 'build once, run everywhere' dream.
2) Than What? Than Java ? Yes. Then C++ ? Definitely not faster.
Reliable depends on the programmers....Languages don't dictate reliability
anywhere near as much as the people that coded it. You can write Good and
Bad software in any language. Secure? Ditto. You can write very secure
stuff, you can also write security disasters. .NET apps on a local network
or desktop are always going to be more secure than anything web enabled, but
you can make a secure .NET App
3) It's the newest technology (mainstream) going. So yes. If you check
out the mono project www.go-mono.org or look at any of the Compact Framework
sites, you can tell this is bleeding edge stuff.
4) No, Com isn't going away anytime soon. Java will be around too. For
many, <not me> whether .NET will take over Java in the market remains to be
seen. There are still a ton of desktop developers out there, and people
that Hate MS and they aren't going to disappear anytime soon.

Cheers,

Bill
"Jordan" <jo*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Looking for a book or link to describe the real-world benefits of
Microsoft .NET
from a non-technical perspective.

Questions that address things like:

"Why should one buy a .NET product rather than something
else? Will it be faster, more affordable, more reliable, more secure?
Will it take advantage of new technologies? Is it simply that .NET
is the future and any application they buy that is not .NET is
doomed?"
Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jordan

Jul 21 '05 #2
Understanding .Net: A Tutorial and Analysis
Chappell's book is different because it offers a lucid overview of every
aspect of .NET. Intended for developers and technology managers but
accessible to lay readers, it describes how existing languages and
technologies (such as ASP) are transformed in the .NET environment and
explains the reasoning behind creating new languages such as C#

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...063245710/sr=8
-2/ref=sr_8_2/102-6788958-4752952?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

"Jordan" <jo*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:95**************************@posting.google.c om...
Looking for a book or link to describe the real-world benefits of
Microsoft .NET
from a non-technical perspective.

Questions that address things like:

"Why should one buy a .NET product rather than something
else? Will it be faster, more affordable, more reliable, more secure?
Will it take advantage of new technologies? Is it simply that .NET
is the future and any application they buy that is not .NET is
doomed?"
Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jordan

Jul 21 '05 #3

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