"Preface With the release of .NET Framework 4 on April 12, 2010, .NET adoption for enterprise application development is growing. With every release of .NET framework, it has improved upon various critical success factors of enterprise application strategy such as Lower TCO, easier development, deployment, improved performance and manageability, endearing itself as a technology of choice. Enterprises already on .NET platform will reap the benefits from .NET Framework 4's new features while enterprises waiting to adopt .NET platform should seriously consider evaluating and adopting it. However, with the new version of .NET Framework, there are many questions that arise for decision makers in understanding which features are more important, how to use themin various scenarios, etc. We have closely followed the developments in .NET framework throughout last decade and accumulated a lot of experience in building applications, finding solutions and advising customers on new .NET framework adoption over the years. This book tries to distill the knowledge we have gained over the years while consulting with a variety of customers. Here, we provide in depth coverage of various server side features of Microsoft .NET Framework 4 that can be leveraged in bespoke Enterprise Application development. The book provides a stepby- step approach towards building real life implementation using specific .NET 4 features and explains associated code, highlights scenario fitment in enterprise, and includes particular viewpoints that will help. The book is organized into eight chapters. What Does This Book Cover? Chapter 1: .NET4 Core Framework, begins by explaining .NET evolution; and then helps the reader understanding around Common Language Runtime (CLR), and Base Class Library 4(BCL)"--
Sudhanshu Hate is a senior technology architect at Infosys Ltd. He has 13 years of industry experience working across various stages of SDLC. He has diverse technology experience ranging from Oracle, Delphi, and Java, to Microsoft .NET (.NET Framework, WCF, WF, Entity Framework), and the SQL Server BI platform. For the last 8 years, he has been responsible for technology research, envisioning, building, and consulting on Microsoft technology-based solutions. He has also been instrumental in taking solutions to Fortune 500 customers in EMEA and the US.
Sudhanshu is passionate about understanding technology levers and aligning them for business benefits. These days he is closely following Cloud Computing trends with focus around Microsoft Azure as a platform. He graduated third in his class of industrial engineering undergraduates and has authored papers that are available at Infosysí Technology Showcase (http://www.infosys.com/microsoft/resource-center/Pages/technology-showcase.aspx), presented in external forums such as Microsoft Virtual TechDays, the Third India Software Engineering Conference (ISEC 2010), and blogs at http://blogs.infosys.com/microsoft.
Suchi Paharia is a technical lead at Infosys Ltd. She has over 6 years of experience in building applications using Microsoft technologies. As a consultant, she has helped architect and design .NET applications for many customers. She specializes in the middle tier and works extensively on WCF and WF technologies.