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No, the book doesn't really focus on individual libraries (EF, MVC, etc.) as much as it just tries to focus on the language itself. I wanted to drive home the point that if you use C#, you can target all the major platforms :)



That's great. Focusing on specific MSFT technologies or frameworks is a waste of time. For one, they're not very good. And two, you never know how soon it'll be deprecated.

On the other hand, C# the language is not terrible.

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The C# community is trying. It's hard to separate C# the language from C# the Microsoft product. People just have it in their minds that you're stuck with the MS tools and libraries. Things like Nancy and Albacore is where C# should be headed.

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How does Nancy (which I had never heard) compare to something like ServiceStack?

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MVC seems pretty good.

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Indeed ... and it is also open source and works on Mono, should you choose to host it on linux/apache - http://aspnetwebstack.codeplex.com/

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