On Jan 9th, our topic will be presented by Dylan Moonfire. He will be talking on using .NET on platforms other than Microsoft.
.NET has typically been viewed as a Microsoft-only language, but there have been at least two attempts to create a clean room implementation. One of them, the Mono Project, has successfully ported the CLR to other platforms including Linux, Macintosh, Android, and the iPhone. Now, even code compiled in Visual Studio can be used directly on other, non-Microsoft platforms without additional recompilations or processing. However, there are some considerations that need to be taken when writing for multiple platforms.
Dylan Moonfire has been programming since the early 80’s, starting with C and picking up languages as he went. He’s worked in a number of fields, ranging from telecommunications, financial, insurance, and computerized sewing software. Starting in the 90’s, he started to contribute to open source projects and has contributed and maintained various OSS projects ever since.
If you plan on attending our meeting on January 9th, please RSVP.