Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The .NET Universe Poster for 2013 is now available

Microsoft Downloads - .NET Universe 2013 Poster

.NET Universe Poster (2013) showing the main .NET SDKs, libraries and packages classified by application type and package type (NuGet, official support, etc.)

Version: 0.9

Date Published: 8/22/2013

NET_Universe_Poster_2013.zip, 15.6 MB

This poster shows how the trends are changing in .NET as we´re moving from a single large .NET Framework to a more loosely coupled and autonomous libraries and sub-frameworks, many of them even published as NuGet packages and evolving continuously. The number of those libs and packages is evolving and growing, so having a visual photo of it can be helpful. The main idea of the poster is to show that you can create any kind of application with .NET, from the largest applications to the smaller apps: in the cloud, on the web, on desktops, tablets, phones, and in embedded environments (even watches!). Any of those application types is shown as category/bucket in the poster and within each bucket we´re tossing the main libraries/SDKs/packages out. Then we´re also showing cross-cutting concerns buckets like Security, Data Access, and .NET Extension libs. The main categories are the following: - Emerging application patterns (Mobile, Web & Cloud) - Established application patterns (Desktop and Embedded) - Cross-Cutting concerns Finally, the poster is putting a check/mark on every lib/SDK bullet depending if they are or not complaint with the following: - NuGet package - Open Source - Microsoft Official Supported You can print it out or use it as in electronic format (.PDF). Using the electronic format (.PDF) allows you to access each content URL/page related.



And as you would expect, there are active links in the PDF to help take you to the respective tech...


Oran Dennison said...

Hmm, they're using lorem ipsum in two places on the right bar (next to the space ships), and they're using Microsoft Tag for the "Like it? Get it." section, with a link to gettag.mobi which only works from mobile devices (which are unlikely to be viewing 16MB PDFs). Apparently they didn't get the memo that Microsoft Tag is going away. Good thing they included Xamarin on the list since it is the most crucial component for being able to make their claim that "the main idea of the poster is to show that you can create any kind of app with .NET". I used to love these posters but now they just make me sad when they remind me of how good it used to be to be a Microsoft developer.

Anonymous said...

Hm. No mention of silverlight.