In a recent blog, we have seen about the various versions of .NET framework such as .Net framework 4.0, .Net framework 4.5 and many others. Now in this blog, we will see the best method to learn, as far as .NET Framework is concerned. First, we would like to let you know that, .NET basically is a huge collection of classes, methods, structures, interfaces and many more. Then the question would arise in the learner’s mind as to how to approach about learning the same. How to get acquainted with the fundamentals of the framework? One thing is for sure that there are no boundaries for learning and experience matters.

Keeping all these factors in mind, we feel that this would prove to be a beginners guide for the students at large.

At the core of the .NET framework, is the CLR or the Common Language Runtime. It is nothing but an execution engine. Just like the kernel of an operating system.

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Designed from the scratch, to bolster a horde of programming language styles, the CLR gives a common sort of system, automated memory management, support for simultaneous execution, and functionality for inter-operating with local Win32 and COM parts. Matched with the CLR is a broad suite of classes and application structures by and large alluded to as the Framework Class Library.

Initially, one should understand that there’s no “.NET” language as such. Rather, .NET is a framework that provides a platform that projects in a number of languages can execute, including C#, Visual Basic.NET, Python, Ruby and Lisp (.NET developers can work in open source environment as well).

1. Why Choosing A Suitable Programming Language is Important ?

So, if .NET is a framework, what language would it be a good idea for you to utilize? We emphatically prescribe C# (known as “C Sharp”); it is by a long shot the most well known language utilized as a part of the .NET ecological system. All open source softwares in the .NET environment is in C#. Most genuine .NET programming projects use C# as it is a subsidiary of C++ and is a strong OOP language. Individuals with a background of Java ought to discover it a generally simple move to learning C#.

The second option is choosing VB .NET. This language is recommended for those programmers who know how to write scripts and macros for the various Microsoft Office applications. In that case, selecting this particular language would be fruitful.

2. Guidance For Selecting A Platform:

First decide as to what kind of applications you want to develop. Are you interested in web based, standalone, Windows Phone or Windows 8 store ? Ask yourself. Select a platform accordingly. ASP .NET MVC model is meant for developing a website or a web based app. MVC means model, view, controller.

For those who are interested in developing windows based applications, WPF or Windows Presentation Foundation is meant for you. Windows version support and compatibility needs to be checked.

3. Setting Up of the Environment:

Visual Studio is used majority of the times. It is used as an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for tasks like coding, debugging, editing etc. Default database which comes with it is SQL Server. Some of the Visual Studio and the database server are costly. However, the good news is that Microsoft offers one of its versions absolutely free. These are Visual Studio Express and SQL Server Express. These are good ones for starters and also can be used by the experienced guys for commercial purposes as well.

One thing why we give Microsoft a considerable measure of credit for, is the manner in which it has simplified it for individuals to use the .NET framework. The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) site has a considerable measure of assets for developers, including proper documentation and test code in various languages that you can utilize. On clicking the “Learn” tab on the Microsoft’s ASP.NET webpage is one of the primary destinations that you ought to visit on the off chance that you are creating a web application.

In the event that you are a visual learner, we profoundly suggest the video clips at Pluralsight for learning both the language and the web, versatile and Windows application code. In spite of the fact that somewhat costly, this is an extremely Microsoft substantial training site that makes them flabbergast teachers who stay updated with the most recent developments. We provide .net jobs after training in our institute situated in pune.