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Re: After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono's past and future

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 189.35.3.58] on October 10, 2008 12:30 AM
.Net is nice, but isn't thaat great.. For example, for web development Ruby on Rails can be much more productive (well, at least if you have a HTML coder on your team), and even MS is copying some things from Rails with that Linq thing.

For desktop applications, you have QT4, that let you program in C++, Ruby, Python, and even Java, it's very easy to develop, and have awesome technologies like Widget on Canvas, Phonon, etc..

I don't thing it's easy, or even possible, do things like this on .Net:
http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2007/11/22/widgets-on-the-canvas-integrated

One more thing, for me it's very nice to program in C++ Qt, because I can program easily on Linux and when I want to compile to windows, I just copy the code to a windows machine, and do a "qmake clean", "qmake -windows", "make", and it generates a windows binary with NO modifications to the source, you have a much faster C++ application without boring with multiplataform details, it's just awesome

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