[Mono-list] Some general advice for a newbie, please
Thu, 30 Dec 2004 15:58:20 +0000
I am a Windows .NET developer with an interest in learning how to
develop cross platform applications using mono. At work I use,
unsurprisingly, Visual Studio 2003 (Enterprise Architect).
I've installed mono on my SuSE box at home, along with monodevelop, and
I've created a project of each of the available types. This hasn't
actually taught me a lot :) - But at least they work. Also the
documentation seems to be full of placeholders at just the places where
it starts to get interesting: and the monodevelop web site appears to be
refusing connections so I can't go there for help.
I'm running SuSE 9.2 Pro. Mono came with the OS, and I downloaded and
installed monodevelop separately.
Would anyone be able to give me some advice as to how I could get
started? In particular I'd like some advice about GUI development (Can
I use Glade? How?), about X-platform portablility, and about XSP (I
can't even see it. Do I have to download it separately?)
If you've read this far and are still interested, it might be worth me
saying that I am studying (part time) for an MSc and would like to do my
dissertation on the development of scalable, secure, cross-platform,
distributed applications with .NET. As part of my submission, I'd like
to write an example n-Tier, thin client application.
Thanks in advance for any pointers you can give me.