[Mono-list] Mono ASP.NET on Apache

Efren Bravo efrenba at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 17:18:43 UTC 2016

Thanks you Edward, you gave me a good start. At this moment I just need it
to study and testing while learning.

Thanks again,

2016-12-09 7:25 GMT-05:00 Edward Ned Harvey (mono) <
edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com>:

> > From: Mono-list [mailto:mono-list-bounces at lists.dot.net] On Behalf Of
> > Efren Bravo
> >
> > First let me confess you I'm new to .NET development but I need to enter
> to
> > this world as soon as possible.
> >
> > My environment:
> > ---
> > -Windows 7
> > -XAMPP
> > -Mono Installer 64bits
> > -Visual Studio 2010
> You don't need mono if you're running in windows. It's not even very good
> for testing purposes, because nobody in the real world will run your
> application (whatever it is) using mono on windows. Mono is generally used
> to bring .NET (a microsoft native platform) to non-microsoft platforms,
> such as linux. The best way to learn .NET and/or mono is to install Visual
> Studio Community (free) on windows, and install xamarin studio (free) on a
> mac or linux desktop. Start writing and sharing code between the two
> systems. Start with Console projects, because the GUI components will
> definitely create an obstacle for you, that you don't need.
> No additional installs necessary. Even ASP.NET projects simply run
> natively in Visual Studio in win, or Xamarin Studio on mac/linux, with no
> external apache installers or anything. You should be aware that you'll
> have to learn C# and .NET before you can move on to learning ASP.NET.
> It's a whole new world stepping into C# / .Net for the first time, and it's
> again, a whole new world going from there to ASP.NET. So start with C#
> Console Applications, to do some basic stuff like downloading something
> from a webpage, connecting to a database, writing a file, handling some
> events that get raised by things like FilesystemWatcher, that trigger
> asynchronous events on the ThreadPool.
> After you're good at .NET, when you're ready to learn ASP.NET, I highly
> recommend "Up and running with ASP.NET" on lynda. Lots of colleges and
> companies offer complimentary subscriptions to lynda, but even if you have
> to pay, it's well worth the $30 or so. For that matter, it's very likely
> they have some good classes to help you learn .NET too. I dunno, haven't
> checked.
> You're obviously not going to deploy your solution to the world, running
> inside the VS or XS debugger. You will have to go through some setup
> process to make it deploy on LAMP, but don't bother with that until you're
> comfortable running things in your debugger.
> When you're at the point of wanting to make an ASP.NET project work on
> LAMP, don't mess around with XAMPP on windows, because again, nobody in the
> real world uses mono on windows. That's not the point of mono. Get yourself
> a centos/rhel or ubuntu server VM (not ubuntu desktop, because obviously,
> you would never deploy a real server that way), and install mono according
> to http://www.mono-project.com/docs/getting-started/install/
> linux/#centos-7-fedora-19-and-later-and-derivatives or whichever is
> appropriate for your platform. You should expect difficulty making an
> ASP.NET application in visual studio compatible with linux, or vice-versa.
> You should expect things to work very well, if you either (a) use xamarin
> studio to develop on mac or linux, to develop ASP.NET that gets deployed
> to linux mono servers, or (b) use visual studio on windows, to develop
> ASP.NET that gets deployed to Azure or some other microsoft-based ASP.NET
> server. You should expect some level of hassle (it's disputed if it's a
> tiny hassle or a big hassle) if you develop on mono and deploy to
> microsoft, or develop on microsoft and deploy on mono.

Efren Bravo
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