Sunday Afternoon, Half Day
The .NET Framework: The Common Language Runtime and C#
Marriott Hotel — Florida Salon VI
Don Box, DevelopMentor

The Common Language Runtime is a new implementation of many existing ideas in component technology. The CLR is a type-centric multi-paradigm component model and runtime that supports object-oriented programming, interface-based programming, and aspect-oriented programming. This tutorial covers the following topics: Managed Types Vs. Unmanaged Types, Managed Execution Vs. Unmanaged Execution, Programming Language vs. The Runtime, The CLR Type System, Loading and Linking, Runtime Type Management, Context and Remoting, and Web Services

Attendee Background: Attendees should be familiar with the basics of object-oriented programming and moderately comfortable with systems-programming issues such as thread and process management.

Presenter: Don Box is a co-founder of DevelopMentor, a developer services company that provides education and support to the software industry at large. Don’s research interests include component software integration, programming for concurrency, and XML-based serialization and metadata protocols. Don is a series editor at Addison Wesley and is the author of Essential COM, and a co-author of Effective COM, and Essential XML, all from Addison Wesley. Don is a contributing editor and columnist at Microsoft Systems Journal (now called MSDN Magazine) and an occasional contributor to XML.com. Don is also a co-author of the Simple Object Access Protocol specification and a member of the W3C Schemas Working Group. Don has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine.

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