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DevX: Creating Cross-Platform ASP.NET Applications Using Mono

Sep 07, 2004, 09:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"The dream of cross-platform applications has been a holy grail of development since the dawn of the computer age. Most recently, the Java platform with its 'Write once, run anywhere' is the promised end result of adopting the Sun philosophy. Java does deliver on those promises for the most part, but does so only at the cost of changing development platforms—a cost far too high for many developers steeped in the Microsoft way.

"Microsoft's Visual Studio makes it easy to develop Web-based applications using their ASP.NET environment. Until recently that meant you would have to host those applications on a system running Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS). Now, however, thanks to the release of Mono 1.0 that restriction has been lifted..."

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