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Host a WCF Service in IIS 7 & Windows 2008 - The right way

Sahil Malik -, April 12, 2008
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Okay boys'n'girls, and everyone else - listen up. I am going to cover some information here in this blog post that is nowhere else on the web. That is not surprising, consid...

Writing the WCF Hello World App

Sahil Malik -, April 12, 2008
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Okay first of all, you must read my "What is WCF" blogpost, where I build up to "What makes WCF so different". But, I'll repeat the last paragraph here - So, what make...

Mono available in a virtual machine

Fabrice's weblog, September 15, 2006
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Want to try Mono? This is really easy now thanks to a VMWare image provided on the Mono download site. It includes Mono on Suse Linux.[Source: John Mandia]Share this post: Email it! | bookmark it! | d...

Using Visual Studio to develop with Mono

Miguel de Icaza, February 26, 2006
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If you are interested in developing with Mono using Visual Studio, there are a number of tools that Francisco Martinez has developed to make your experience smoother. He created a few screencasts and...

UppercuT and Mono Migration Analyzer

Fervent Coder, October 25, 2009
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If you are using UppercuT, you will be pleased to know that it now supports Mono Migration Analyzer (MoMA for short). All you have to do is upgrade. And with the design of UppercuT, weve made it super...

Use Cases vs. User Stories

Cirrus Minor, November 14, 2007
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Jeremy D. Miller writes that he prefers user stories better than use cases - and I basically agree with him. Mostly because user stories are finer grained which lends to make them more "estimateabl...

MonoDevelop with Glade3 integration.

Miguel de Icaza, January 15, 2006
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Lluis blogs about his recent work to integrate the Glade-3 GUI designer into MonoDevelop. With his recent changes you can maintain your Glade-based UIs from within MonoDevelop: changing properties of ...

Portable Virtual Machine as Development Environment

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, February 18, 2008
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The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. --Mark TwainWe do a lot of stuff with Virtualization at work. Most all of this is done with VMWare Workstation. B...

Imeem Interviewed at the Mac Market

Miguel de Icaza, February 9, 2006
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The Imeem founders, Jan and Dalton, were interviewed in Apple's Business Mac Market. "With Mono" says Jan, "we have a low-cost server environment where everything but the UI for the two clients is...

Mono ships on Nexenta, OpenSolaris-based OS

Miguel de Icaza, January 30, 2006
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As the subject says, Mono, Beagle and F-Spot are now included in the second beta of Nexenta. Nexenta is an operating system built on top of the OpenSolaris core and the Debian userland. Beagle is the ...

Mono on ARM

Miguel de Icaza, September 20, 2005
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Mono 1.1.9 shipped with a port of the JIT engine to the ARM processor and it currently supports the Linux operating system. A few days ago Paolo received his Nokia 770 which is a Linux/Gtk-based PDA....

Mono on Windows

Miguel de Icaza, January 12, 2006
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Mono supports a number of platforms, Windows included. For us, supporting Windows is important because it helps us debug our code, helps ensure that we are doing things portably, and is useful to test...

Mono on SkyOS

Miguel de Icaza, February 9, 2006
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Robert, from SkyOS, ported Mono to SkyOS. On a separate post he talks about challenges he had in porting Mono to SkyOS. In the end he basically implemented the pthreads API that Mono expects, comple...

17 May 2005: Cross Language Integration

Miguel de Icaza, May 17, 2005
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Lluis Snchez from the Mono team on his blog produced two screencasts: (first and second) which demostrate how Mono allows code written in C#, Boo and Java to work transparently with each other. The d...

Using FireBird.NET with Mono

Miguel de Icaza, October 1, 2005
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Today I tried out the Firebird database as we just integrated Carlos' bindings for it into the Mono release. Firebird has two modes of operation, it can be used as a server that clients connect to o...

What is WCF?

Sahil Malik -, April 12, 2008
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WCF stands for "Windows Communication Foundation". It is that part of .NET 3.0, which is the newest coolest way of establishing communication between two pieces of executi...

Writing your first WCF client

Sahil Malik -, April 12, 2008
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This is in continuation to writing your first WCF service. Now, that you've packaged that very valuable "Hello World" functionality, you need to next write some code to ch...

Mono and Fedora

Miguel de Icaza, January 10, 2006
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I just woke up to the announcement over at Chris Blizzard's blog (from Planet Gnome) that Mono today was included in Rawhide, the staging area for the next release of Fedora Core. These are fantastic ...

Jonathan Chambers Screenshots COM in Mono

Miguel de Icaza, December 3, 2005
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Jonathan has posted a screenshot of his COM support for Mono. The sample shows Mono launching Excel with COM interop. Check Jonathan blog for more information on his effort to support COM and its va...

.Net meet iPhone - MonoTouch released

Cirrus Minor, September 17, 2009
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One of the options for interacting with the xsights platform is via web-services for use with mobile clients. Since the iPhone is all-the-rage these days* we also wanted an app for this ...

Mono in LinuxAsia 2006

Miguel de Icaza, February 7, 2006
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Hari, which is in charge of Mono's C# compiler, will be representing Mono at LinuxAsia 2006 in New Delhi. He will do a few talks and will also be at the Novell booth....

BlogML 2.0 Can Run on Mono

Keyvan Nayyeri, November 27, 2006
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Phil has sent a post about Mono Migration Analyzer as a helpful tool which helps you to get a report of your assemblies to know if they can run on Mono. He also has sent some examples of his expe...

Imeem and Mono

Miguel de Icaza, October 31, 2005
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Today we did a news brief with the Imeem folks. Imeem developed a client tool to create private networks with a number of tools (blogs, instant messaging, profiles, searching, file sharing). Imeem us...

Monolith = No Copyright? I think not!

Ablog, March 27, 2006
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There is new project called Monolith. The idea behind Monolith is that you take an original copyrighted file, combine with gobbly-gook and the resulting file is not subject to copyright law.From the w...

Mono Debugger

Miguel de Icaza, December 16, 2005
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Martin has announced a new release of the Mono Debugger. This is the first time that I have been able to use the debugger for a real application. It still has a few rough edges, but at least its work...

The Boo Version

Miguel de Icaza, November 26, 2005
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The same version of the C# program written in Boo: if len(argv) To build: $ mcs -target:library AmazonSearchService.cs -r:System.Web.Services $ booc -r:AmazonSearchService.dll To run: $ mo...

I love Jackson

Miguel de Icaza, February 2, 2006
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From #mono-winforms IRC channel today: <jackson> man at what point in your life do you start bootlegging OS videos. ...

Building Robust UIs in Mono with Gtk#

DevX: .NET Feed, August 29, 2006
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Learn to use the native Gtk# GUI toolkit to build Mono-based desktop applications today....

Red Hat buys JBoss

Frans Boumas blog, April 10, 2006
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Red Hat, the company of Red Hat Linux, has acquired JBoss Inc., owners of Hibernate and also the employers of the NHibernate lead developer. Read more about this on the hibernate blog For some time...

17 Apr 2005: Boo Integration with MonoDevelop

Miguel de Icaza, April 17, 2005
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The Boo language integrated into MonoDevelop: description and screenshot....

Consolas Font: BEST Font for writing code!!!

Federal Developer Weblog, April 26, 2008
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"The Microsoft Consolas Font Family is a set of highly legible fonts designed for ClearType. It is intended for use in programming environments and other circumstances where a monospaced font is ...


Mono Project News, March 26, 2007
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Lluis just announced Mono.Addins: Mono.Addins is a framework for creating extensible applications, and for creating libraries which extend those applications. Mono.Addins has been designed to be easy ...

Mono Happenings

Miguel de Icaza, August 28, 2005
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Ports: August has been a good month for Mono ports. Zoltan has completed the JIT port to the IA64 platform, another 64 bit port of the Mono VM. Wade has made some RPMs based on a CVS snapshot that yo...

Cross Language Debugging in MonoDevelop

IKVM.NET Weblog, May 18, 2005
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Lluis Snchez posted some cool screencasts that demo cross language debugging in MonoDevelop [via Miguel de Icaza]. ...

02 May 2005: Making Gnome Fun

Miguel de Icaza, May 2, 2005
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Like everyone else, I have been thinking about Edd's blog entry as well as the follow up from Mikael. My feeling is that the Gnome Desktop itself is fairly complete at this point and that is why we ha...

Team Foundation for Mono

Mono Project News, May 21, 2007
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Joel Reed has released Team Foundation for Mono an implementation of the Team Foundation libraries and related client programs for the .Net platform. Team Foundation is a 'collection of collaborative ...

MonoDroid Preview

K. Scott Allen, January 11, 2011
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MonoDroid allows you to write Android applications using C# and Visual Studio. Compare the code in the last post to the following: [Activity(Label = "My Activity", MainLauncher = true)] public cl...

11 May 2005: Open Source Java, part 2

Miguel de Icaza, May 11, 2005
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After my post on Apache's Harmony project I have been watching the fireworks on the blogs and the mailing lists. One thing is clear: nobody quite knows what Harmony is supposed to be. There are pros ...

10 May 2005: Innovation

Miguel de Icaza, May 10, 2005
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Jamie correctly points out that the idea of having the search functionality present at all times without popping up an annoying dialog box predates Firefox, it has been availble on Emacs and XEmacs fo...

Porto Alegre

Miguel de Icaza, December 20, 2005
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We decided to escape the sordid Boston winter and are currently refugees in the southern hemisphere. Am doing a Linux Desktop/Mono talk on Thursday at 5pm. I have no idea where it is yet though....

New MonoDevelop release

Miguel de Icaza, November 24, 2005
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Lluis has released a new version of MonoDevelop, there are plenty of new features in this release (full release notes are here: A Welcome Page: a starting point for your ongoing projects. New co...

Monoppix 1.0.6 Release

JonGalloway.ToString(), May 25, 2005
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Monoppix is a bootable Linux CD that runs .NET applications on the Mono framework. It makes it easy to see your .NET code running on Linux without installing a thing.Release Information This is mostly...

04 May 2005: Switching to Mono

Miguel de Icaza, May 4, 2005
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A Java developer talks about his migration to Mono: he needed a cross-platform GUI framework and good database support. He goes on to describe his experience at length on his 'Mono for Fun' article....

Mono-based MP3 player wins Best-of-Show at CES

Mono Project News, January 19, 2007
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The innovative Sansa Connect, is a Mono (and Linux)-based MP3 player. It recently won the "Best of Show" award at CES, see a photo review, Engadget's Review...

Using Mono with X-Code/OS X: Tutorial

Mono Project News, December 29, 2006
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Susan Mackay's tutorial on how to configure MacOS X's X-Code to develop applications with Mono has been uploaded here....

Monoppix 1.0.8 - New Release

JonGalloway.ToString(), August 24, 2005
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Monoppix 1.0.8 is live! This is a big release, featuring WinForms support. Here are some screenshots of the exact same .NET WinForm EXE running on Linux and Windows (the same binary fil...

Free Source Code mojoPortal released

ASP.NET Announcements, June 25, 2007
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I'm happy to announce the release of version of mojoPortal, an Open Source Content Management/Portal solution that uses and illustrates most of the compelling new 2.0 .NET features, inlcud...

Mono Series from Addison Wesley

Miguel de Icaza, February 1, 2006
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Erik just announced that he is the series editor for a number of books on Mono for Addison Wesley....

06 Apr 2005: Scripting OpenOffice with Mono

Miguel de Icaza, April 6, 2005
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Progress on the OpenOffice/Mono front, here is a screenshot from the OOo/Mono team: Sample C# program running in OOo....