As of late I haven’t posted the DC ALT.NET meetings here and instead have kept them to the Yahoo Groups mailing list. But this month’s topic is worth sharing in that we’re going to cover everything Mono related with a member of the Mono Team, Jackson Harper.
If you’re not familiar with Mono, it is an open-source, cross-platform implementation of the .NET framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure. With Mono, users can run .NET applications written and compiled in Visual Studio on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. This session will provide an introduction to cross-platform development and deployment with Mono. Participants will see how they can leverage their existing skills and tools to write .NET applications that will run on multiple platforms and architectures with Mono. The presentation will also include a discussion of cross-platform considerations for leveraging Mono, and demonstrate how to use MoMA, the Mono Migration Analyzer, to determine how ready an application is for cross-platform deployment. Additional demonstrations will examine how best to leverage Visual Studio to develop and deploy to Linux and OS X, and take a peek at the current state of Moonlight 3 and 4.
Hope to see you there!