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From February 2011
- Profile Documents the new Mono 2.10 profiler.
From January 2011
CoreClrHowTo describes how to activate the CoreCLR Security sandbox in your own application when embedding the Mono runtime.
MonoMacPackager discussed how Mono can be used to package MonoMac applications.
MonoMac describes the new effort to bind all of MacOS X APIs to create OSX-native applications using Mono.
Profiler documents the new Mono profiles that will be available in Mono 2.10.
Mono_LLVM describes how to use LLVM as the code generation engine in Mono, starting with release 2.8
Mono:Runtime:Documentation we moved most of our runtime documentation to the Mono Website and we are now maintaining it here.
GitFAQ Common questions about Mono’s migration to Git and GitHub for source code control.
CSharpRepl discussed our interactive shell for our C# Compiler as a Service.
From July 2007
- Guide: Porting ASP.NET Application with Mono.
From May 2007
- Guide: Porting Windows.Forms Applications with Mono.
From April 2007
- Mono DataConvert: A new API for doing data conversion (little endian, big endian, system) that is better designed than System.BitConverter and designed to replace it within Mono and other applications.
From March 2007
- Introduction to Mono.Addins: An article explaining the new Mono.Addins framework for creating extensible applications.
- Guide:StarterKitPrimer: a tutorial on getting the Personal Starter Kit from ASP.NET running with Mono.
- ThreadsBeginnersGuide: a short tutorial introducing the very basics of developing applications with multiple threads.
From December 2006
- Using Mono with X-Code on MacOS X: a tutorial on how to set up Mono and the CSharp Plugin to develop applications on OS/X.
From August 2006
- Guidelines:Application_Portability a new document to assist developers in porting their applications to Unix/Linux from Windows using Mono.
From Nov 2005
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From March 2005
A few Mono-centric tutorials created by Jan Bodnar:
- C# Tutorial
- Visual Basic Tutorial
- Qt/Qyoto and C# tutorial
- QT/Qyoto and Visual Basic tutorial
- Visual Basic Gtk# tutorial
- Visual Basic and Windows.Forms tutorial
- MySQL and Visual Basic Tutorial
H Magazine: Mono 2.8 release.
Nathan Bridgewater: Porting an ASP.NET MVC WebSite to Mono is a three part series blog that covers how to port an ASP.NET MVC website application to Mono:
- Part 1: Installing the Software
- Part 2: Setting up and Configuring MySQL
- Part 3: Walk through porting the ASP.NET MVC website.
Novell: From .NET to Linux in 5 Easy Steps
DevX: Microsoft-Compatible APIs in Mono 2.4.
InfoQ: MonoTouch on the iPad.
InfoQ: MonoTouch: .NET Development on the iPhone.
Code Magazin Meet the Monkey: A .NET Programmer’s Introduction to Mono.
CodeProject Develop Mono Applications for the XO Laptop.
DDJ’s Novell’s Mono Brings SIMD support to C#
eWeek’s Using Moma To Port from Windows.NET to Mono on Linux.
ZetCode’s Mono IronPython Windows.Forms Tutorial.
ZetCode’s Gtk# Tutorial.
Tutorial: Using Winforms with Mono/C#
Ars Technica: Open Source Mono Framework Brings C# to iPhone and Wii.
DevX: The Mono 2.0 Offerings for Debian GNU/Linux
Ars Technica: Moonlight 1.0 Beta 1 Shines on Linux
Internet News: Linux Clone of Microsoft Silverlight in Beta.
Dr Dobbs Journal: .NET Development on Linux.
Phoronix: Moonlight 1.0 Beta w/ Microsoft Media Pack
Softpedia: First Beta of Silverlight for Linux Available for Download
ZDNet: Silverlight goes Linux with Moonlight 1.0
OStatic: Moonlight 1.0 Beta Available
BetaNews PDC 2008: Cross-platform .NET surprisingly makes a fast game scripting engine.
TechRepublic Mono 2.0: .NET goes non-Windows.
Linux.Com After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono’s past and future.
eWeek Mono 2.0 Takes .NET Cross Platform.
eWeek Slideshow Mono 2.0 Project Thrives Slideshow.
NetworkWorld Project releases version 2.0 of open source .Net.
Ars Technica Mono 2.0 released, brings C# 3.0 to Linux and Mac OS X.
Redmond Developer News Mono 2.0 Takes Flight.
Dr Dobbs Journal Mono 2.0 Released.
Beta News Mono, the open source .NET counterpart, releases 2.0.
The Register Mono delivers Foundation-free open .NET alternative.
SDTimes Mono 2.0 released with .NET 2.0 compatibility.
Infoworld Mono 2.0 lets .NET Apps Run on Linux:
Current Mono user Mindtouch, maker of the Deki collaboration platform, opted for Mono because it sought to provide cross-platform solutions, said Aaron Fulkerson, Mindtouch founder and CEO. “I think Mono is fantastic for us,” he said. Mindtouch founders and many of the company’s developers had worked at Microsoft and sought to leverage Windows-based development skills, he said. But .Net lacked platform independence. “We very seriously considered going with Java and then [took] a good hard look at Mono,” Fulkerson said. Mono was determined to be a “sufficiently mature technology to build on,” he said. “In fact, we developed our product and deployed solely on Mono and Linux up until this month,” just now adding support for Windows, said Fulkerson.
InternetNews Is .NET on Linux Finally Ready?.
Interview with Miguel de Icaza on Mono 2.0
Custom controls with MonoDevelop and Gtk#: discusses how to create custom controls using Gtk# and the MonoDevelop IDE for Linux and Windows.
SCM Trends: Discusses Plastic SCM from Codice Software, and their use of C# and Mono to bring their application to multiple platforms.
Integrating Mono FastCGI and lighttpd 1.5
ZDNet: Installing and Using Mono in Ubuntu: an in-depth review of using Mono in Ubuntu and the features available to developers.
OnLamp Moonlight: Silverlight goes Mono: an article from Edd Dumbill.
OnLamp Mono: A Progress Report: another article from Edd Dumbill.
Ars Technica Mono Silverlight implementation emerges after epic hackathon
News.Com ‘Moonlight’ makes progress on Silverlight for Linux: an article on the progress so far on Mono’s Silverlight implementation for Linux.
InfoWorld: Moonlight beaming Silverlight to Linux: Open source efforts continue in porting of Microsoft multimedia technology.
CodeProject: NetDasm - A tool for disassemble and patch .Net assemblies: an article describing how to use Mono’s Cecil library.
ComputerWorld: Novell’s de Icaza: No Mono-tony in this project
ComputerWorld: Silverlight coming to Linux via Mono
ComputerWorld: Creating .Net Applications on Linux and Mac OS X Redmond Developer: Crossing the Divide
Fun with IronPython and Cecil: part1 and part 2.
DevX: Migrating .NET Applications with Mono.
CodeProject: Mono.Cecil, the most powerfull tool you’ve never heard of: An introductory article to Mono.Cecil library.
Register Developer: Mono on the Mac: Time to look beyond Linux?.
Linux Format. Mono is on the cover of Linux Format with and the competition “Make it with Mono is launched.
Mono 1.2 Coverage:
CIO Magazine: Mono Upgrade Targets Linux Desktop Apps.
Ars Technica: Novell announces the release of Mono 1.2
eWeek: Novell Updates Mono Open-Source Project
ComputerWorld: Mono upgrade targets Linux desktop applications
LinuxWorld: http://www.cio.com/blog_view.html?CID=26531 Mono upgrade targets Linux desktop applications
DesktopLinux: Mono 1.2 brings enhanced .NET features to Linux
EFYTimes: Novell Releases Mono Version 1.2
VNunet: Novell Bridges Gap between .NET and Linux.
OSDir: Mono 1.2 With Enhanced Support for .NET on Linux
PC Format, ZA: Novell Releases Mono 1.2 with Enhanced Support for .NET on Linux CMSWire: Mono Runs .NET on Linux
TuxMachines: Running ASP.NET Applications in Debian and Ubuntu using XSP and Mono
ComputerWorld: Open source and .Net aren’t mutually exclusive.
NewsForge: The state of Mono support on Mac OS X
DevX: Building Robust UIs in Mono with Gtk#.
DevX: Mono IDEs: Going Beyond the Command Line.
DevX: An Introduction to Mono Development.
Computer Weekly: Hot skills: Mono lets Microsoft .net workers go cross-platform.
LinuxPlanet: New Mono-Based Applications for GNOME in Fedora Core 5–Part 1.
LinuxPlanet: New Mono-Based Applications for GNOME in Fedora Core 5–Part 2.
TWiT.TV: Chris DiBona and Leo Laporte interview Miguel de Icaza on Mono.
Mono Beta press release
Mono wins “Best Application Development Platform” award at LinuxWorld Boston/2006.
eWeek: LinuxWorld: Novell Tunes Linux for .Net, Enterprise Desktops
Linux.Com: Running .Net applications on Linux with Mono
Linux Weekly News: How Mono Got Into Fedora.
The Server Side.NET: Q and A with Miguel “Mono Man” De Icaza
The Code Project: An Alternative to the .NET Framework
Tectonic: Howto: Mono meets MySql (and a few other tricks)
Tectonic: Cool Tool: The Sharp family
CNet: Mono to be Included in Fedora Core 5
SYS-CON.TV: Linux - Mono - .NET: An Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interview With Miguel de Icaza
CodeProject: Time Tracker Starter Kit port to Linux using mono and FireBird
CodeProject: Reports Starter Kit port to Linux using Mono and FireBird
Seattle PI: Rival Shines in shadows at Microsoft LA Event
IBM: Mono brings .NET apps to Linux
LinuxWorld.AU Picture perfect and in tune
CodeProject: RAPPTOR.Persistence Transparent object persistence the easy way
CodeProject: MinosseCC: a lexer/parser generator for C#
ITWritting: Miguel de Icaza on Mono
OReillyNet: Porting a Project from Visual Studio .NET to Mono.
DevX: Developing Windows Forms Applications on Mono
Mono/Mainsoft press tour
In May and June 2005, Miguel de Icaza participated in many press interviews with Mainsoft, a commercial company that leverage Mono’s libraries to migrate ASP.NET applications to .NET and an important contributor to the Mono project. These are some of the articles that were published:
- Java Open Source for Visual Studio Developers (FTP Online/Java Pro)
- zdNet: Grasshopper hops code from Visual Studio .Net to Linux - for free
- Tool gives Visual Studio Developers Jump on Linux (eWeek)
- Mainsoft, Mono Help With Crossover Development (ADTMag.com)
- Deploy .NET applications on Linux with Grasshopper and Mono (TheServerside.net)
- Mainsoft Launches Visual Studio .NET for Linux Developer Program (Linux Electrons)
- Grasshopper LEAPS! Mainsoft’s Visual MainWin For VB.NET and J2EE on Linux (LinuxBusinessNews)
- Miguel de Icaza on Mono (OS News)
CodeProject: Calc# An Introduction to Gtk#
O’ReillyNet: Miguel de Icaza explains how to get Mono
OnDotNet: Building Mono on Windows
OSNews: Mono Applications? Aplenty!
CodeProject: Introduction to Mono Prize Winner, Jan 2005 the Code Project.
CodeProject: A Google Search Application using Gtk#
O’ReillyNet: The Future of Mono
CodeProject: FireBlog a Blog Application under Linux with Mono
O’ReillyNet: Installing Mono on SUSE with Red Carpet
O’ReillyNet: Seven Cool Mono Apps
TechnologyReview: Sellout or Savior?
OnDotNet: Using the Gtk Toolkit with Mono
Ars Technica: Linux.exe: an introduction to Mono as a unified development platform
News.Com: More than an open-source curiosity
Using Mono for .NET Linux Development
CodeProject: Mono on Windows XP
DevX: Creating Cross Platform ASP.NET Applications Using Mono
OSNews: Advanced Tips for Mono
Borland Developer Network: Installing Mono: Running .NET on Linux and Windows
OnLamp: Will Mono Become the Preferred Platform for Linux Development?
CodeProject: Building Applications with Mono
InfoWorld: Whiter Mono?
O’ReillyNet: Exploring Rotor and Mono with Monograph
Microsoft: Using the ECMA Standards: An Interview with Miguel de Icaza