Get to know the .NET Framework
Source: Addison Wesley Professional
While it's possible to write good code in almost any environment, creating good software is much easier when the right platform and tools are available. For most Windows developers today, that platform is defined by .NET. In this sample chapter from Understanding .NET, Second Edition, receive a detailed, illustrated overview of .NET and its goals, focusing on the .NET Framework, the heart of .NET.
Title: Understanding .NET, Second Edition
Published: May 2006
Authors: David Chappell
Chapter: Chapter 1: Introducing .NET
Published by Addison Wesley Professional