Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 181 - Monomania - Mono, MonoTouch, MonoSpace, and MonoVS with Joseph Hill and Scott Bellware

September 25, '09 Comments [6] Posted in Mono | Open Source | Podcast | Programming
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monotouch logoMy one-hundred-and-eighty-first podcast is up. Scott chats with Mono Product Manager Joseph Hill and Monospace conference organizer and continuous learner Scott Bellware about the state of Mono. Is Mono competition or diversity? How hard are cross platform apps? Can you really write apps for your iPhone in C#? Where can you learn more about Mono?

I thought that a discussion around a new Open Source Foundation should be produced as an "Open Source Conference Call." We had nearly 100 people call in and dozens had their voices heard. If you like this format, let me know! Also, follow me on Twitter as that's where these kinds of things are organized!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 10:50:26 PM UTC
Don't forget a link to the MonoTouch site:http://monotouch.net/ :-)
Friday, September 25, 2009 11:10:02 PM UTC
Oooh, this should be good :)
Ryan Rivest
Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:08:46 AM UTC
Could you please add a link to http://monotouch.info as well?

Thanks!
Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:30:23 AM UTC
Would just add that product != money.
Eyston
Monday, October 05, 2009 3:22:07 PM UTC
Scott! This is your chance! MonoDevelop for Wii!

You could port BabySmash to the Wii and little kids could walk around with the Wiimote and smash on things... er... well... maybe that isn't such a good idea after all...
Thursday, October 15, 2009 10:56:47 AM UTC
Just finished listening to this, great show. I was a little disappointed you didn't address the whole "why MonoTouch isn't free" side of things though.

Not that I'm moaning about it not being free - was just interested to hear the reasons why from the horses mouth, whatever they maybe. Being ignorant, when I think Mono - I think open source. And when I think open source, I think free. That is all.
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