# Saturday, October 07, 2006

Confused about what .NET 3.0 is and is not, and what the next set of libraries after 2.0 will be called? Here's a pretty comprehensive summary from Julie Lerman that lays it out for you.

.NET 3.0 is.NET 2.0 plus the four new components [WPF, Cardspace, WCF, Workflow]. Those four core technologies are called the ".NET 3.0 Components".

The four new components were developed as part of the Vista effort but are so cool that everybody wanted them to be available downlevel, which they are to varying degrees. Julie also gets into Orcas, Atlas/Ajax, LINQ, and what works with what and when (roughly) you'll see it. Check it out.


Saturday, October 07, 2006 12:36:52 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [1]
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:06:05 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
And 3.0 also supports lambda expressions ( http://blogs.msdn.com/abhinaba/archive/2005/09/17/469568.aspx ) which should make the CS nerds in us all giddy.

Microsoft has been pushing dynamically typed language support, and they've gone so far as to hire the creator of ironpython ( http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=IronPython ) to complete the project, thus maturing the .net 3.0 dynamically typed framework in the process.
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