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  1. #1
    Ossu Chang Guest

    .NET


    I have tried to keep my questions limited to VB an C++, because that is what
    the forum stated you wanted to talk about. However, since I have seen you
    mention .NET in several responces I think I will ask another question.

    It is my belief that that internet will not completely replace creating applications
    that run locally on desktops. I hope that MS, Borland, etc. understand this
    as well. A lot of people are going to be pretty upset when they cant run
    there word proc or other software because they are not online.

    With that said.. I have ready several articles about .NET, and in the words
    of Forest Gump, "I am not a smart man, but I still don't know what the ****
    .NET is all about?"

    Can you give a breif summary...
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    Jonathan Morrison Guest

    Re: .NET


    Ossu,
    I couldn't agree with you more. I think that the desktop is not going away
    anytime soon, and I too think that companies need to keep that in mind when
    they are developing new tools and products. The good news is that .NET is
    more about language neutrality and XML than it is about anything else. You
    see, .NET is essentially just a runtime platform (a virtual machine if you
    will) that reads MIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language) and converts it to
    native code. Yes this is very similar (if not exactly) the way that JAVA
    works.
    So in short, I think that although the desktop has taken a backseat to the
    .NET hype right now - reality will set in the first time someone tries to
    use MS Excel over the web! :0)

    Keep the faith Ossu!

    -Jonathan



    "Ossu Chang" <ossu@netzero.net> wrote:
    >
    >I have tried to keep my questions limited to VB an C++, because that is

    what
    >the forum stated you wanted to talk about. However, since I have seen you
    >mention .NET in several responces I think I will ask another question.
    >
    >It is my belief that that internet will not completely replace creating

    applications
    >that run locally on desktops. I hope that MS, Borland, etc. understand this
    >as well. A lot of people are going to be pretty upset when they cant run
    >there word proc or other software because they are not online.
    >
    >With that said.. I have ready several articles about .NET, and in the words
    >of Forest Gump, "I am not a smart man, but I still don't know what the ****
    >.NET is all about?"
    >
    >Can you give a breif summary...


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  3. #3
    Ossu Chang Guest

    Re: .NET


    So after years and years of screaming about interpreted languages - it is
    now the HOT thing! UNBELIEVABLE...

    "Jonathan Morrison" <jonathanm@mindspring.com> wrote:
    >
    >Ossu,
    >I couldn't agree with you more. I think that the desktop is not going away
    >anytime soon, and I too think that companies need to keep that in mind when
    >they are developing new tools and products. The good news is that .NET is
    >more about language neutrality and XML than it is about anything else. You
    >see, .NET is essentially just a runtime platform (a virtual machine if you
    >will) that reads MIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language) and converts it to
    >native code. Yes this is very similar (if not exactly) the way that JAVA
    >works.
    >So in short, I think that although the desktop has taken a backseat to the
    >.NET hype right now - reality will set in the first time someone tries to
    >use MS Excel over the web! :0)
    >
    >Keep the faith Ossu!
    >
    >-Jonathan
    >
    >
    >
    >"Ossu Chang" <ossu@netzero.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>I have tried to keep my questions limited to VB an C++, because that is

    >what
    >>the forum stated you wanted to talk about. However, since I have seen you
    >>mention .NET in several responces I think I will ask another question.
    >>
    >>It is my belief that that internet will not completely replace creating

    >applications
    >>that run locally on desktops. I hope that MS, Borland, etc. understand

    this
    >>as well. A lot of people are going to be pretty upset when they cant run
    >>there word proc or other software because they are not online.
    >>
    >>With that said.. I have ready several articles about .NET, and in the words
    >>of Forest Gump, "I am not a smart man, but I still don't know what the

    ****
    >>.NET is all about?"
    >>
    >>Can you give a breif summary...

    >


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  4. #4
    Michael Brown Guest

    Re: .NET


    I can tell you why it took time for people to accept interpreted languages.
    Here is a simple example. Directly from the POVBench website at
    http://www.haveland.com/index.htm?povbench/index.htm
    "When I started benchmarking POVRay, it took hours to render an image, now
    we can do it in seconds. It's astonishing just how far we have progressed
    since those early days. Now we don't even have time to make a cuppa while
    the image is rendering!"

    To put it simply interpreted by necessity implies slower/less efficient.
    An interpreted language might not be able to access all of the functions
    that a system provides (especially the low-level functions that might be
    quicker). VB, and Java are prime examples (with VB having more access to
    lowerlevel functionality than Java because of the fact that Java has to maintain
    "platform independence"). The performance hit caused by using an interpreted
    language is a coefficient based on the speed of the computer. Since more
    powerful computers are now available to more people, the drawbacks of using
    an interpreted language (loss of speed) are dwarfed by the benefits (ease
    of use).

    "Ossu Chang" <ossu@netzero.net> wrote:
    >
    >So after years and years of screaming about interpreted languages - it is
    >now the HOT thing! UNBELIEVABLE...
    >
    >"Jonathan Morrison" <jonathanm@mindspring.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>Ossu,
    >>I couldn't agree with you more. I think that the desktop is not going away
    >>anytime soon, and I too think that companies need to keep that in mind

    when
    >>they are developing new tools and products. The good news is that .NET

    is
    >>more about language neutrality and XML than it is about anything else.

    You
    >>see, .NET is essentially just a runtime platform (a virtual machine if

    you
    >>will) that reads MIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language) and converts it

    to
    >>native code. Yes this is very similar (if not exactly) the way that JAVA
    >>works.
    >>So in short, I think that although the desktop has taken a backseat to

    the
    >>.NET hype right now - reality will set in the first time someone tries

    to
    >>use MS Excel over the web! :0)
    >>
    >>Keep the faith Ossu!
    >>
    >>-Jonathan
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>"Ossu Chang" <ossu@netzero.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>I have tried to keep my questions limited to VB an C++, because that is

    >>what
    >>>the forum stated you wanted to talk about. However, since I have seen

    you
    >>>mention .NET in several responces I think I will ask another question.
    >>>
    >>>It is my belief that that internet will not completely replace creating

    >>applications
    >>>that run locally on desktops. I hope that MS, Borland, etc. understand

    >this
    >>>as well. A lot of people are going to be pretty upset when they cant run
    >>>there word proc or other software because they are not online.
    >>>
    >>>With that said.. I have ready several articles about .NET, and in the

    words
    >>>of Forest Gump, "I am not a smart man, but I still don't know what the

    >****
    >>>.NET is all about?"
    >>>
    >>>Can you give a breif summary...

    >>

    >


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