Favorite v2.0 Features in the Base Class Libraries

Kit George and Ari Weinstein show some of their favorite Base Class Libraries features new to the .NET Framework 2.0. Features include Generic collections, new String APIs, the TryParse pattern, Console improvements, new APIs for simpler file access, and the Stopwatch class.


IronPython: Python on the .NET Framework

"IronPython" is an implementation of the Python language on the .NET Framework. Jim Hugunin introduces IronPython by showing interactive exploration and GUI building from a command prompt as well as simple embedding as a scripting language in an existing Windows Presentation Foundation application.