November 2, 2001 - Development Tools for Web Services
November 2, 2001|
Development Tools for Web Services
Tips: November 2001
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
Under the umbrella of the .NET environment, Microsoft is promoting two major tools: Visual Studio.NET and .NET Framework. Visual Studio.NET is Microsoft's next generation multi-language development tool. It helps developers quickly build XML Web services and applications that scale easily, using the language of their choice. The supported languages are: Visual Basic, which includes new object-oriented programming features, Visual C++, which advances Windows-based development and enables you to build .NET applications, and C#, which brings RAD (Rapid Application Development) to C and C++ developers. Other languages will be supported by third parties: Perl, Python, COBOL, and Eiffel.
The .NET Framework is a high-productivity, standards-based, multi-language application execution environment that handles essential plumbing chores and eases deployment. The .NET Framework improves the reliability, scalability, and security of your application. It includes several parts: the Common Language Runtime, a rich set of class libraries for building XML Web services, and ASP.NET, the next generation Active Server Pages.