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Replacing Native PHP4 Extensions with Managed Extensions

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 13, 2013

Phalanger, the PHP runtime for .NET and Mono, has reached a significant milestone with the eleven popular PHP extensions being replaced with .NET equivalents. Previously these extensions, written in native C or C++, were limiting Phalanger to only running in 32-bit mode.

Xamarin Introduces C# Async for iOS and Android

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 12, 2013

Xamarin has released a preview of their async-enabled libraries for iOS and Android development. This work is based heavily on Microsoft’s .NET 4.5, which was released late last year as part of Visual Studio 2012. Xamarin is the new name for the development platforms previously known as MonoTouch and Mono for Android.

Xamarin 2.0 Brings a New IDE, Visual Studio Add-in for iOS and a Component Store

by Abel Avram on  Feb 21, 2013 3

Xamarin has made yet another major step in completing their vision on providing a set of common tools for cross-platform mobile development. With the announcement of Xamarin 2.0 comes a rebranding of their products, a new IDE called Xamarin Studio, a Visual Studio add-in for iOS development, and a component store, the later being detailed by Miguel de Icaza for InfoQ.

Mono Roundup: iOS, Mobile Profile, and Concurrent GC

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 12, 2013 1

It’s been pretty quiet on the Mono front, but a few interesting things have been announced. The most notable is the adoption of .NET 4.5 for the mobile profiles and the introduction of a concurrent GC to Mono’s SGen garbage collector.

CryptoLicensing v2013 for .Net with Activation Console, Mono for Android Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 27, 2013

CryptoLicensing v2013 for .Net includes license service activation console, new methods, properties with support for Mono, Android platforms including several improvements and bug fixes.

Mono Improves Aync Support and MonoDevelop Adds NuGet

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 25, 2013

MonoDevelop now has integrated support for NuGet while the Mono project sees various improvements with release 3.0.3.

Xamarin is Bringing C# to the Mac App Store

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 19, 2012

Xamarin, makers of the popular MonoTouch and Mono for Android platforms, have entered into the Mac App Store market with Xamarin.Mac.

Math.NET Numerics with F#, Intel MKL and Vector Slicing Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 05, 2012

Math.NET recently released numerics library with improved F# including support for Windows Phone 8 and vector slicing.

Build Cross Platform Applications with Xwt

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 23, 2012 1

Xwt is .NET Framework based open source UI toolkit for Mono and .NET and is used for the creation of desktop applications that run on multiple platforms from the same codebase.

Mono 3.0 Adds Async, Improves SGen GC and More

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Oct 23, 2012

Miguel De Icaza has announced the release of Mono 3.0, which comes with several improvements such as Async, better SGen GC, improved Eval API and .NET 4.5 compatibility.

Valgrind Support for MonoTouch

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 06, 2012

MonoTouch developers may now use Valgrind-based dynamic analysis tools on their iOS applications.

Entity Framework, Async – In Mono!

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Aug 17, 2012

Entity Framework has been integrated into the Mono distribution as of 2.11.3 which means it can now be used even outside of the Windows platform. Mono also gets Async support on par with .NET 4.5.

Miguel de Icaza on ASP.NET MVC, Moonlight, and the Android Lawsuit

by Jonathan Allen on  May 29, 2012

We had a chance to catch-up with Miguel de Icaza, founder of the Mono project and it’s new parent company, Xamarin. Some of the topics we covered include the future of ASP.NET MVC on Mono and the end of the Moonlight project.

MonoDevelop 3.0 – Better Code Completion, Performance, Quick-Fix Suggestions

by Roopesh Shenoy on  May 21, 2012 1

MonoDevelop 3.0 has been released and there are several new features that focus on performance and developer productivity, especially for C# developers.

Xamarin’s Mono for Android Now Includes a Visual Designer

by Abel Avram on  May 14, 2012

Xamarin has announced a visual designer for their Mono for Android development tool integrated with Visual Studio or MonoDevelop.

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