NHibernate 1.0 has been released.
Richard Grimes writes a farewell column in DDJ where he talks about the .NET platform here.
I don’t have much insight into the .NET platform, so it’s a pretty good read. Besides the weaknesses of the platform, the really interesting thing should be that MicroSoft might not believe in it themselfe. Maybe it takes time, but they are currently not eating their own dogfood. Why should others?
Seems like there is a quite extensive list of ORMs on .NET too. Check it out here.
NHibernate has been in the pipeline for a while now. An introduction can be found here.
Oh, and a early version of Python has been released for the CLR too. The Serverside .NET
Alright, I’m not going to claim to be an expert on .NET, but I was surprised to find they have ported C++ to run on the CLR. Maybe I’m just slow catching up. Introduction here.
My first thought was that C++ might get the garbage collection from the CLR, but it seems this is only a partial feature, and a complete one is on their wishlist.
The best overview I have seen of what to expect of Longhorn. Read it here.