Microsoft has now released their developer preview of .Net Native, the project formerly known as Project N.

Microsoft’s Project N, now officially christened .Net Native, is a new compiler for building faster Windows Store apps, it’s available via download now as a developer preview. .Net Native compiles C# to native machine code that performs like C++, the compiler in the cloud compiles the app using .Net Native in the Store, creating a self-contained app package that's customized to the device where the app will be installed. Check out the full details here.



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  • Everything old is new again - VB6

    Posted by S Ten on 08/07/2014 01:08am

    Visual Basic 6 (VB6) has done this for years. It combines better productivity (by using the VB6 RAD) with the performance of C++ (by using the C++ compiler). Pre-compiling C#, rather than JIT compiling, will speed up loading time, though not necessarily performance. This is long overdue. Of course, the backend compiler for this is the C++ compiler – just like the VB6 programming language has used since 1998 !

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