Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 17th May 2011 12:05 UTC
Mono Project Two weeks ago we covered the news that the Mono development team were let go kicked out by the new owners of Novel, Attachmate, apparently to move operations to Germany. Miguel de Icazza, founder of Mono, has taken this opportunity to break off on his own and has started a new company, Xamarin, to bring commercial .NET development products to iOS and Android.
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RE: Comment by Morin
by lucas_maximus on Tue 17th May 2011 19:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by Morin"
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MS's .NET development tools could use some competition to catch up (seriously, they're still trying but failing to imitate Eclipse), and free .NET libraries and frameworks are still in their infancy compared to their equivalent for Java.

Oh comon ... eclipse is crap compared to even VS 2005. NuGet Package manager actually is inspired more by Ruby Gems than anything else (which is what I am pretty sure you are referring to).

Eclipse is a jack of all trades when it comes to being an IDE, and is the best free IDE for Java, Android and a few other languages however.

A lot of free stuff for .NET is indeed still in it's infancy, however it a lot easier to find (most of it being on codeplex) than Java free libraries.

The main problem with the free .NET libraries is that the docs are all over the place ... Codeplex is no MSDN and I have a mare finding decent docs for Codeplex projects ... A lot of stuff is moving to GitHub as well which is proving a pain in the arse to version track if it isn't the main NuGet repository because I can't install GIT due to internal policies.

I never needed to use MONO since I develop for mostly ASP.NET on Windows 2008 ... but I listened to a podcast with Miguel in it ... and he absolutely loved the .NET API ... It is the best API I have worked with other than Google's APIs.

Edited 2011-05-17 19:46 UTC

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