Do you program? (C#)

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  1. Kung Pow

    Kung Pow Guest

    I'm looking to start programming in C#. I was sent a copy of Visual Basic Studio.NET a few weeks ago by Microsoft. Visual Basic doesn't do cross platforms. :(

    What books do you recommender? What programs do you use for writing and compiling?
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    c# isn't cross platform unless you go mono... i'm not sure what you mean? What are you trying to accomplish?
     
  3. Kung Pow

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    I would like to program for both Linux and Windows.
     
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    In that case, check out Java or C++.
     
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    Mono is cool and all, but I wouldn't trust it with my applications. Not that it will not work as sugguested. It's just that it will be difficult to keep up with Microsoft in their releases of .NET. I'd rather get it from the source myself.
     
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    i hear what you are saying about keeping up with microsoft, and i don't think that is mono's goal. They just want an (opensource) framework, that is good for building enterprise applications on. It's actually a great framework, that will (with very little tweaking) compile on linux/win32. Is it good enough for enterprise applications? Who knows....
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love the idea and applaud what they're doing. Personally, I've been waiting for .NET 2.0 features for a very long time and I'd like to use them right away. Something I doubt will be in Mono for awhile. I do see Mono having good usage in porting applications to the Linux platform, but I certainly wouldn't use it as a primary release platform for anything I do.
     

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