An Introduction to .NET
.Net is an excellent platform for development and running software applications. A large number of organizations use web applications and software developed by using .Net technology. .Net Framework is a software framework designed to increase the productivity of designers and programmers as they work to create solutions for small and large businesses. The .Net Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft windows. It includes a large library across several programming languages. It provides language interoperability. The .Net framework ensures the ease of caching and web-related settings with the help of some of the typical configuration tools. Programs written for the .NET framework execute in a software environment known as the common language runtime (CLR), an application virtual machine that provides services such as security, memory management and exception handling. The class library and the CLR together constitute the .NET framework.
Features of .NET Framework
Caching-Caching in .Net Framework development is one of its most crucial aspects for application, where the data which has been used is stored, that can be used in future as required. The .Net framework technology successfully manages to keep the presentation logic and the application logic distinct which helps in maintaining the code more effectively along with helping the developers to check up for any bugs which might exist.
Security-The security feature plays an important role in the .Net framework, where it makes sure of all security aspects if there is a need for an application to receive data from a remote source. It displays Method level security for the developers.
Portability– The design of the .Net Framework is, a program written to use the framework to run without change on any type of system for which the framework is implemented.
Common Language Runtime-It explains the features and benefits of the common language runtime, a run-time environment that manages the execution of code and provides services that simplify the development process.
Assemblies– These are collections of types and resources that form logical units of functionality. Assemblies are the fundamental units of deployment, version control, reuse, activation scoping, and security permissions. .Net defines the concept of assemblies.
Application Domains– It explains how to use application domains to provide isolation between applications.
Runtime Hosts– .Net describes the runtime hosts supported by the .NET Framework, including ASP.NET, Internet Explorer, and shell executables.
Common Type System– Identifies the types supported by the common language runtime.
Metadata and Self-Describing Components– Explains how the .NET Framework simplifies component interoperation by allowing compilers to emit additional declarative information, or metadata, into all modules and assemblies.
Cross Language Interoperability– Explains how managed objects created in different programming languages can interact with one another.
.NET Framework Security– Describes mechanism’s for protecting resources and code from unauthorized code and unauthorized users.
.NET Framework Class Library- Introduces the library of types provided by the .NET Framework, which expedites and optimizes the development process and gives access to system functionality.
Mobile Devices Supported by .Net Platform
The Microsoft .NET Compact Framework is designed to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and embedded devices.
How .Net is different from other programming languages?
a) One can get jobs in several companies if he knows .Net as because he can develop webpages using .Net application.
b) In case of entry level jobs companies pay much more to candidates specialized in .Net than Java.
c) It has a great demand in IT market nowadays.
d) Many programs that would have been difficult to develop with java have been developed with .NET things like compilers (Mono’s C# and VB.NET) 3D game engines (unity game engine) etc
e) You can code on the .NET platform using Java but you cannot code on Java platform using any of the .NET languages.
f) .net is a subject which requires creative and applicative mind.
g) .Net is another language having wide application modules and applications in web designing
Why students should go for .Net Training ?
There lies a great significance to apply a comprehensive set of skills that are necessary to build, optimize, deploy and operate applications successfully by using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft .net framework. This in turn will help to create a strong indicator of the student’s potential job success which demonstrates to employers that he is committed to advance his skills and take greater challenges. About 62 per cent of all engineering graduates require training to be eligible for any job in the information technology (IT). IT product firm feel that only 4.22 per cent graduates are fit for employability. The global economy favors knowledge and technology.
The accelerating shift to high technology industries and an information technology economy requires sustained human resource development and training. Technical training would enhance to boost in the following areas:
General IT Skills
Creative and Critical thinking skills
Problem solving skills
Development of self-confidence
The need for training in .net is obvious because there is a huge gap between the academics and the corporate. To address this gap it is expedient for students to go for training. So Student’s from all the streams BTECH/ BCA/MCA/BE/BSCIT/MSCIT/Diploma holders who are keen in making a career in IT should go for a strong training program which would sharpen their technical skills and make them employable.