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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth 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, which is a reference to the various monkey-mascots used by the initial creators of the Mono platform, Ximian Corporation). In this appendix, you will learn about the role of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), the overall scope of Mono, and various Mono development tools. At the conclusion of this appendix-and given your work over the course of this book—you will be in a perfect position to dig further into Mono development as you see fit.

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