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Novell Brings Linux to Microsoft's Visual Studio

Nov 11, 2009, 10:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"Mono Tools for Visual Studio is an add-in module for Microsoft's popular IDE, enabling developers to build, port and deploy their .NET application on Linux. The new Mono Tools add-in goes beyond what Novell has previously offered with its MonoDevelop IDE and provides a bundled mechanism for Microsoft developers to package up their .NET application into Linux software appliances.

""We want to make it a lot easier for Windows developers to get their hands dirty on Linux, deploy on Linux and debug their software on Linux," Miguel de Icaza, Mono project founder and vice president of developer platforms at Novell, told InternetNews.com. "We're trying to eliminate the barriers to adoption for Mono and Linux and address the developer concerns that we've heard over time."

"One of those developer concerns revolves around the difference between native .NET development using Visual Studio for Windows servers versus deploying .NET applications on a Linux server. De Icaza explained that the Mono Tools Visual Studio add-in provides features to Microsoft developers that identifies differences between native Windows .NET and Mono for Linux code."

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