Media praise for Mono: A Developer's Notebook
"In its 278 pages, Mono: A Developer's Notebook runs the gamut from desktop GUI application development, to server-side web applications, to XML manipulation, to overviews of language features like generics and attributes. Any of these topics could fill a textbook on its own. Fortunately, the authors acknowledge this and provide pointers to additional resources about each topic at the end of the section... This book is well-written, affordable, and completely no-nonsense. If you are a moderately experienced programmer looking to get started with C# and .NET on a Unix platform, or wondering how you can leverage Mono to increase your productivity, this book is for you."
"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...This was another well thought out developer guide that OReilly is famous for."
-- , Huntsville New Technology Users Group (HuNTUG)
--James Bowes, Dalhousie Student Chapter ACM, May 2005
"This book is well-written, affordable, and completely no-nonsense. If you are a moderately experienced programmer looking to get started with C# and .NET on a Unix platform, or wondering how you can leverage Mono to increase your productivity, this book is for you."
--James Bowes, Amazon.com review, May 2005
"[Mono: A Developer's Notebook] is extremely valuabe for experienced Java or C++ developers who want to jump into GTK# and Mono. If you already have OOP experience with the above languages, then this book is a must-have...At some point in your Mono adventure you will need to purchase this beautiful book..."
--Eugenia Loli-Queru, OSNews.com, October 2004
"Don't let the seemingly small size and the low-key appearance of this book turn you off. If you are considering Mono as a development tool, this book should prove valuable in your learning process and as a good reference for well written code examples in the future."
--Novell.com, October 2004
"The strength of this book is that it fills the gap between the earlier-mentioned reference documentation and the need to go out and try to read sourcecode to find out how a particular thing is done. The writing style is clear, concise and neutral. Some topics are clarified by the use of screenshots, which is especially useful in the chapters dealing with Gtk# widgets. All in all, if you are a developer with previous experience in object-oriented programming, 'Mono: A Developer's Notebook' will provide you with an excellent introduction into many of the aspects of working with Mono, its associated libraries and programs."
--Slashdot.org, September 2004