[Mono-list] IDEs, Visual Studio and Mono
gdh at acentral.co.uk
Wed Jun 29 10:24:36 EDT 2005
On Wednesday 29 June 2005 14:51, Mark Galbreath wrote:
> Visual Studio is by far the best IDE for .NET available (especially if you
> know someone with an MSDE Subscription and get it fer free ;-) ). There is
> at least one open source .NET IDE I ran across on Sourceforge.
Yes, I saw the #devel package but it's focus is on Windows.Forms apps, with
very patchy support for Web.Forms - I'm looking for something a little
> With VS.NET
> you will have to code on Windoze workstations and have to use SourceSafe as
> version control,
OK that's workable I guess. It's possible then to extract code from SourceSafe
from a Linux client? i.e. so that we can have 'releases' of our software to
> but the assemblies are more portable to Linux servers than
> an equivalent scenario in Java.
> Nevertheless, your comment about "new and shiny" begs the question.
:) I will tread very lightly here because programming languages are as
personal as choice in music :)
There is a strong feeling amongst our devels to try something new for a
variety of reasons, one of which is enhancing their own skillset - the career
options for a long-time PHP programmer aren't great.
My own feelings are that if we continue to use PHP, then old habits will
continue to slip in. I would rather use something which mandates the use of
objects and structure.
> IMHO, C# is, in its 2.0 version, more functional than Java 5.0 (though the
> two keep leap-frogging each other).
How is Mono coming along with 2.0 support? Usable or still rather patchy at
present? I guess (hope) we can expect a final 2.0 release a couple of months
after MS's own beta programme ends...
> However, C# is an OPEN STANDARD and
> Java is NOT. Given a choice, I'll always go for open standards.
<nod> I would always kick against any talk here of servlets or JSP...
> Finally, have you considered Python and ActiveState's Komodo IDE? Great
> combination, especially for Linux!
Python gets glowing reports from everyone I've spoken to, but C# and .NET
seems to be the way we're headed - again due mainly to how C# experience
would be rated on a CV...
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