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Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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Appendix B. Platform-Independent .NET Development with Mono

This appendix introduces you to the topic of cross-platform C# and .NET development using an open source implementation of .NET named Mono (in case you are wondering about the name, "Mono" is a Spanish word for monkey, as in "code monkey," a term often used to describe individuals who author code for a living). In this appendix, you will come to understand the role of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), the overall scope of Mono, and numerous Mono development tools. Given your work over the course of this text, you will be in a perfect position to dig further into Mono development as you see fit at the conclusion of this appendix.

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