Hundreds of languages target Windows either directly through the Win32 API or through the CLR, and more are being built every day. While you've probably heard about many of these new languages and language paradigms, you may be wondering what it all means.

In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Joel Pobar takes you on a tour of these language paradigms to illustrate how some of these new languages and old paradigms are influencing the design and implementation of future iterations of C# and Visual Basic.

If you find this interesting, be sure to check out our F# Primer from the Launch 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine.