Novell Brings Linux to Microsoft’s Visual Studio

[ 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

“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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