I remember almost 5-6 years back when I started learning many programming languages, .Net (1.1) was one of my favourite framework and C# was the language of choice. The event based programming model, readymade suite of components with ASP.Net was definitely an interesting way to develop web applications. The ease of development and powerful Visual Studio IDE had really impressed me. In fact, I was quite comfortable with Visual Studio much before .Net came into market, the reason was – Visual Basic. No one could have ever imagined that the language like Basic can become so powerful and provide so many functionalities.
But as the time passed and I spent more and more time with Java, I started to loose touch with .Net. Few weeks back when I came to know about release of Microsoft .Net framework 4.0 & Visual Studio 2010, suddenly everything just flashed in my brain. I have been hearing buzzwords like WCF, WPF from a long time, but due to constant focus on Java I simply had no clue what was going on in .Net world.
The curiousity has just began again and I felt need to get back to the language and framework, I liked most.