This chapter highlighted new programming features and provided a primer on the .NET languages. It should serve to get you running on the many features and programming constructs made possible by these languages. Our intent is to help you write more and better code during your development day. This chapter also presented a high-level roadmap of the .NET Framework. This Framework is becoming so large that developers (and books) are often forced to specialize in a particular area. We suggest that you look at our list and then jump off to your own specialty area for further exploration.