.NET Architecture

Saturday, April 26, 2003
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sarnoff Corporation Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
Cost: $90 (Princeton ACM/IEEE-CS members), $100 (non-members)

A little over a year ago, after a development effort spanning many years, Microsoft released a suite of products and technologies under the .NET brand. This seminar focuses on these products and technologies behind the Microsoft .NET initiative:

The .NET environment is geared to the development of application architectures that support a high degree of connectivity, and Microsoft's tools provide a rich development platform to implement distributed applications. Microsoft plans to adopt and contribute towards standards so that applications can span multiple vendor platforms.

This seminar surveys the .NET architecture and the related application and development models. The seminar also compares the .NET architecture with traditional and non-Microsoft frameworks, in particular the Java and open source offerings. The following topics are covered:

The seminar assumes familiarity with general software development and object oriented programming concepts, but no specific knowledge of Microsoft products or technologies is assumed. The seminar will include samples and selective code walkthroughs on paper. The seminar should benefit those who want to understand the .NET framework and its relationship with standards and with other platforms.

Optional text for the seminar: Understanding .NET: A Tutorial and Analysis, by David Chappell, published by Addison Wesley Professional. This is an overview of .NET accessible to a wide audience; it will complement the seminar content. The seminar will provide additional references for those who want to dive deeper into .NET.

Dilip M. Hardas is a Systems Architect at Omicron Consulting in Philadelphia, PA. He has been in the computer systems and software development field for over 20 years. At Omicron, he is engaged in designing and developing software using the .NET framework in addition to other technologies and standards. Earlier, he has worked on developing software on U*ix and other non-Microsoft platforms at Digital and Tektronix. He has a BTech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MS in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo. He is a co-author of BizTalk Unleashed from SAMS Publishing and is also a member of the IEEE and the ACM.

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Auditorium, Sarnoff Corporation 201 Washington Road (Rt. 571 1/4 mile south of US 1), Princeton, NJ

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