[Mono-list] newbie: using mono for Web Services

Steven Bell sfbell at keasdesign.net
Tue Oct 11 23:05:47 EDT 2005

I am using mono to develop several web services. One project is 
returning mostly DataSets (.net constructs) and the main program calling 
the web service is a C# app written in Visual Studio 2005. The web 
service is Mono 1.8 on Fedora Core 4. There was no problem handing data 
around between the two.

Another project is using a Mono web service to call another web service 
(windows 2000 .net) as well as running Stored procedures over ODBC on an 
AS400, SQL queries to a MS SQL server 200, and function calls to PostgreSQL.

I have often developed the WS on Mono/Linux and the client app on a 
windows machine using .net. I haven't had any real problems with it yet.

Ivano Luberti wrote:

> Hi, I have just installed Mono 1.9.1 and started reading docs and 
> articles about it.
> I have also installed XSP to try the .NET features.
> I'm writing to ask you all an opinion about using mono in a project 
> I'm invoved into.
> My company has to develop a software that has to consume a Web Service 
> developed in .NET.
> We want to develop it using Java on a Linux box.
> Since we are not guaranteed that the target web service has been 
> developed using interopaerability guidelines and it delivers really 
> complex
> data structures we are planning to develop a .NET Web Service client 
> to get the data and make the transaltion into data structures that 
> complie with guidelines like the one produced by http://www.ws-i.org/
> This was leading us to develop our software using a Miscrosoft OS 
> (Windows 2003 server) unitl we recognized the mono existence.
> Our biggest concern using mono is that the target WS is developed in 
> .NET on Microsoft platforms and  they keep themselves extremely up to 
> date with Microsoft new releases. Obviously they state to guarantee 
> backward compatibility but.....
> As I stated before I'm trying to use mono on my own but before going 
> too far I would appreciate an opinion by long time users.
> Thank in advance to everyone was patient enough to read my help request.
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