Wednesday, June 3, 2009

.NET 4 Revealed

The next-generation .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 bits reached developers' workstations last month, after a seven-month hiatus. The first -- and in some cases, only -- community technology previews (CTPs) appeared last October at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC).
The updated framework promises maturing class libraries and new parallelism capabilities to facilitate the development of components that can take advantage of the intensive I/O capabilities of multi-core systems.


The updated framework promises maturing class libraries and new parallelism capabilities to facilitate the development of components that can take advantage of the intensive I/O capabilities of multi-core systems.

"With 4, I see less new things and more of an extension in terms of beefing up what's there-the Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Workflow services," says Mark Driver, vice president of research at Gartner Inc. "I don't see a whole lot of new APIs but rather the evolution of the APIs that they introduced as part of 3.5."
See full detail: http://adtmag.com/articles/2009/06/02/net-4-revealed.aspx