About Microsoft .NET Framework
Work was started in the late 1990’s on the .Net architecture and it was in the 2000’s that the version 1.0 was released to the public. The framework intends to harmonize and standardize some of the existing platforms that are available to develop programs and applications.
One of the strongest points of the .NET system was its build and architecture. It was meant to bring about greater flexibility as well as inter-operability of systems written in the framework.
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Common language infrastructure: The common language infrastructure (CLI) provides for a common platform to run programs without dependent on the actual programing language that is used. It is as though the programmer gets to work with the direct codes rather than a high-end language most of the time. The only condition being that the language being used must be supported by the .NET environment.
Common language runtime: The Common Language Runtime (CLR) works as the execution engine of the .NET framework. It offers a whole host of services as memory management, security management, garbage collection and so on. It is the CLR that executes the programs written for the .NET environment.
Unlike the typical compiler that turns the programing language into machine codes at the very first instance, the CLR converts the programing to a common intermediate language code. The advantage of the CLR is that it is the lowest form of language that can be read by people.
Assemblies: In the .NET framework, assemblies are but subroutines that are stored in Portable Executable formats. This is common on Windows operating system to all DLL Files and EXE files. Thus, access of the sub-assemblies becomes a rather easy to execute task most of the time. It has the desired effect of speeding up the whole process.
Another feature of the assemblies is the creation of keys to pair with the subroutines. With this feature it becomes easy to render programs compatible between systems. One of the strong uses of the key feature is in the creation of property rights in programing.
Class libraries: With the use of the .NET framework, it has become possible to create libraries to better organize the name hierarchies. It is the function of the class libraries to do functions as reading and writing files, database interactions, graphics rendering, and manipulation of the XML documents.
With the introduction of the class libraries, it has become easy to codify the development of applications and programs. There has been an increased flexibility towards the programmer that he could use his individual style to write programs which are compatible with the main routine.
A concept of Portable Class Libraries enabled Microsoft to run a single library on more than a single application at the same time. One of the contributing factors to the development of platforms like Silverlight was the use of the Portable Class Libraries and it has seen the further adoption of the technology later in other applications as well.
App Models: Other than the Class Libraries it was possible to create several apps to further address the issue of creating apps. The .NET console supports numerous other applications like Windows Presentation Application, Windows Forums, ASP.NET and so on. Some of them are supported by default and at time by calling upon certain functions. The rapid development of the apps market has a lot to do with the services rendered by the app models on the .NET framework.
Visual Studio: In 2005 visual studio was introduced that enabled the creation of a more manageable set of development software. It became easier to codify the programs and to undertake the reliance on subroutines as far as possible. With visual studio it became much easier to produce codes to run the apps that came to be developed in time.
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There are marked advantages to using the .NET framework from Microsoft. A key feature is the inter-operability of the systems that allows different applications to be run on different systems. Second comes the security of the systems which is sort of guaranteed by remaining in the framework let out by Microsoft.
The portable feature of the programs enables the easy use of the applications in different working environments mostly. In a way it offers a standardization of the whole systems rather than individual components of the main system.
Understandably, there is going to be still more dependence on the .NET framework from Microsoft. The sort past has demonstrated how the framework can be utilized in more ways than one to get better performance from the programing techniques and principles.
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