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Idk why dotnet starts with a dot.

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  • 0
    I've been wondering the same as soon as I knew it existed
  • 0
    .net as in web apps?
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    @asgs As in the entire technology.
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    @glorious73 no, I mean, the reasoning they had to name it like that
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    @asgs No clue. Hence, the post 🙂
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    If you guess marketing, you're probably not wrong.
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    Cause datnet sounded a little too metro.
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    The point in “.Net” represent your old programmer life. As you will be seduced by .Net framework doing 80% of things for you. You won’t return back. That’s why it starts with “.”.
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    @NoToJavaScript That makes total sense! Thanks.
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    because it was designed to pull multiple languages under one technological umbrella.

    asp, visual basic... c#...

    some of them already existed before, so they made the name in a way that just allowed them to append it, to signify the "now under one umbrella!" thing.

    asp.net, vb.net... etc
    *.net
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    Because it's already over before you even start using it.
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    My firm calls it's online business "Dot . com" which annoys me greatly lol
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    @Root Sharp as always
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    @AlgoRythm Yeah, always at the @Root of the problem.
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    @Root Yeah that is an extremely safe bet. Probably every logo and product name or brand is chosen for marketing reasons.
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    I was a junior c++ developer working on Office Language packs at Microsoft when it was introduced, and played around with it as it was the "new cool thing".

    I never became a .Net dev, but one of the reasons was also that ".net" was the ".io" of that time. It was the hipster developer TLD.

    But the main idea was that .Net would make it easier for applications to operate over neworks with each other, in the same way that APIs were making "Web 2.0" a reality.

    I mean, back then, basically the only applications which did anything networking related on Windows PCs were IE, Outlook, Napster and Diablo/Starcraft.

    Developing with proper networking was hard!

    The initial proposition also tied heavily into easy access to .Net Passport and .Net Hailstorm for multiple programming languages -- basically early forms of oAuth and Push notifications.

    "Live" became the hipster thing after that, so a lot of the integration became live.com and xbox live.
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    It's hidden. :)
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