- Series: Developer's Notebook
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 30, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596007922
- ISBN-13: 978-0596007928
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...the book is extremely valuable for experienced Java or C++ developers who want to jump into GTK# and Mono. If you already have OOP experience with the above said languages, then this book is a must-have." - OSNews
"[This] is an excellent book for Linux developers who want to learn enough .NET to get started. It is an excellent book for Windows programmers who want to get started with .NET on Linux, because it gives details on how to install and configure Mono, and compile and execute programs in a Linux environment." - .NET Developer's Journal
About the Author
Edd Wilder-James is Managing Editor of XML.com. He also writes free software, and packages Bluetooth-related software for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. Edd is the creator of XMLhack and WriteTheWeb, and has a weblog called Behind the Times.
Niel M. Bornstein , with over ten years' experience in software development, has worked in diverse areas such as corporate information systems, client-server application development, and web-hosted applications. Clear and engaging, Niel wrote .NET & XML and co-authored Mono: A Developer's Notebook.
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"Mono A Developer's Notebook" is just the kind of introduction to C# in the Linux world that I've been looking for. It delivers a quick introduction to the world of C# in the first chapter and where to find background references to expand on this text. Then it gets right to the meat of developing a running application. Time isn't wasted on the nature of the C# language, that is covered well in other textbooks. The author immediately introduces the MonoDevelop and Eclipse program IDEs. This answers many of the developer's questions about how to effectively produce programs in this new environment.
Chapter 2 expands on this basic program to include user interaction, simple class design, error handling, file handling and delegates.
Chapter 3 covers multi-threading and testing conventings and system Diagnostics.
Chapter 4 and beyond introduce the reader to the world of graphic objects using GTK and the kind of visual interface design that we wanted to accomplish from the very geginning.
I was very satisfied with the author's presentation. I have wanted to be able to program C# on Linux for years and with this one book I am able to bring my wish to life. Now I will be able to design objects on Linux or Windows and be able to use them across both platforms.
If you want this same freedom to quickly develop C# programs and don't want to waste time or collect another shelffull of overly detailed texts, then this is your book. For its comprehensive attention to helping me be immediately productive, I'm rating this a five star rating.
O'Reilly decided to try something a little different with this one, which is designed, as the subtitle tells you, to look (and read) more like a notebook than a textbook; this is hands-on material with not much theory, notes scribbled in the margins, and the occasional (photoshopped, one assumes) coffee stains. As such, it's a very effective learning tool, though some of the jokes are way too corny to have passed muster with anyone but those who wrote them. If you're a beginning Mono user (or a Visual Studio user who wants to get a lot more platform-independent), this is a very good starting point. *** ½
It is hard not to be impressed by how far a group of linux volunteers has come with this project. Operating purely on donated time and minimal budget [as far as I can tell], they have replicated a lot of functionality that Microsoft must have spent millions to develop in the first place. Without offending the Mono developers, do keep in mind that it is always easier to play catch up than it is to innovate.
The authors show that it is possible to merge the various linux and unix platforms and develop under .NET. Though .NET supports various languages, for serious developement under Microsoft operating systems, C# is preferred. Likewise here, the volunteer effort focuses on using C#, rather than VB.NET, say. Also, if you are from the linux/unix world, it is likely that you already know some Java. So C# is not really all that big a shift for you.
What will be interesting is if developers using this book can come up with some nice popular application that others on a native Microsoft .NET platform have not done. That would really boost support for Mono.
By Edd Dumbill and Niel M. Bornstein
Published by O'Reilly
Reviewed by Steven Mullins-HuNTUG member
Another excellent developer's notebook is out and this is it.
I have found a lot of folks like myself that can't afford the subscription fees for the high end Microsoft products and for a cross platform environment. This works without the headaches of having to set a lot of rules and policies.
The book puts it all out there for you to get you ready to start real work, not having to learn where all the tools and the connections and repositories are. I have a small C# base and still get confused about certain things but this has really helped speed up with the basics. I have found that there are a lot of choices when we pick a language and the key to any good program is cross compatible and multiple language use.
This is extremely lightweight (you don't need a DVD worth of setup) I was happy to read this book and to get to the code samples that are always at the website.
This was another well thought out developer guide that O'Reilly is famous for.
I rate this 4 stars