[Mono-list] IDEs, Visual Studio and Mono
Francisco T. Martinez
martinf at mfconsulting.com
Wed Jun 29 10:38:26 EDT 2005
Gavin Hamill wrote:
>Having built up a mess of PHP code over five years, we're now looking at
>making a clean break to something new and shiny. We're a PHP/Linux shop for
>all server activity so would like to use Mono+Apache.
>The problem I'm having is finding definitive info on IDEs given that we'll be
>using the Web forms functionality exclusively.
>Management would like us to use Visual Studio. VS confuses me greatly. The
>'Standard' C# edition is about £90 whilst the Developer edition is £1500.
>I guess I'm just looking for some sage advice on how a 5-developer operation
>with source control might work re: a Mono backend.. are there any things I
>need to bear in mind e.g. with a dev working on code and ASP.NET execution on
>localhost, and then submitting to CVS / SVN ? If it works on their local
>machine, should it work with Mono?
>What about database connections (we're using MySQL of course..) - is the C#
>code likely to be identical whether run on MS's .NET SDK or Mono?
>Does VS even let you use CVS / SVN as opposed to Visual SourceSafe?
>Sorry if this is mostly off-topic - am just looking for a little reassurance
>since this is all very new to me.
In my opinion you can get a lot of millage using Visual C# 2003 edition
when coupled with the Win32 versions of Mono and its related
technologies. In fact I have made a point of making Windows accessible
and friendly to Windows developers but that plan to eventually or
concurrently deploy their creations to other Mono supported platforms.
Here in Texas, a few of the Mono hackers did a presentation for what was
then the Plano .NET User Group. The main focus was to highlight the
ease of development when using Visual Studio/C# in Windows to test with
Mono and deploy to Linux and Mac OS X.
Some notes that I put together then can be found in the blog entries of
that time frame:
Hope this helps :)
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