Mono Status


I had a colleague who switched his entire lab over to C# last fall. While I'd heard much good about C#, I knew I wasn't willing to switch to Microsoft for my development and certainly not willing to be locked into Microsoft platforms for deploying applications. Consequently, I've kept my eyes on the Mono Project. Edd Dumbill attended the Mono developer meeting in march and wrote a report for the O'Reilly Network. He concludes:

The Mono project is one to watch. The audacity of using Microsoft's own investments and technologies to bring developers to the Linux platform sets the tone for interesting times. If they're prepared to take on the 800lb gorilla in this way, there should be no doubt that Novell is aiming to grab the Linux platform by the neck and shake it up a bit, too.