Microsoft’s .Net development platform has been around a long time now as the heart of the company’s development tool and platform strategy. Having begun life as a Windows-only tool that brought new languages and methodologies to the platform, it’s grown to become a cross-platform environment that supports everything from wearables to walls and on into the cloud..Net has long had cross-platform ambitions, starting with the release of the educational Rotor runtime and tools back in 2002 under a noncommercial shared-source license, and continuing with its sadly undelivered plans for the cross-platform WP/E, the .Net runtime that became Silverlight.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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