Java developers have already adapted to a world in which everything is an object, resources are reclaimed by a garbage collector, and multiple inheritance is replaced by interfaces. This makes them well equipped to thrive in Microsoft¿s new .NET environment using C#. Still, although there are many similarities between Java and C#, as always, the devil is in the details. ¿.NET Development for Java Programmers¿ shows just what those devilish details are. But it provides more than just language details: Developing enterprise applications requires mastering the libraries that allow you to build applications that communicate with databases and include network components, Web pages, and many other features. Java developers rely on Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) to provide these libraries; C# developers rely on the .NET Framework. At first glance there might not seem to be much similarity between the two, but Paul Gibbons shows you there is much the Java developer has learned from using J2EE that translates easily when using the .NET Framework. Early chapters highlight C#¿s differences from Java and discuss how the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) differs from the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Subsequent chapters cover various technology areas demonstrating where knowledge gained from developing with J2EE translates into enterprise development in .NET. These chapters also provide sufficient additional information on the .NET technologies to allow Java developers to start using them immediately. Mainstream technologies such as database access are covered first, with more esoteric areas such as message-oriented middleware and directory services left until later. The final chapter examines migrating existing Java applications to C# and the tools and techniques that are available. By the end of ¿.NET Development for Java Programmers¿, a professional Java developer should be capable of tackling a real software project in .NET using C#. About the Author Paul Gibbons works as a consultant for Volt Technical Resources. He has used many languages in more than 25 years of software development, but his current favorite is C#. Originally from Yorkshire, England, he now lives in Washington State with his wife and three children. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and bird watching.