Add it to your Download Basket!
Add it to your Watch List!
What's new in Mono 3.12.0:
- Major performance and memory consumption improvements on SGen.
- Improve the heuristic of the ThreadPool to maximize efficiency and minimize the number of Threads
- Experimental preview on new Windows installer
malware send us
- LICENSE TYPE:
- FILE SIZE:
- 173.5 MB
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- Novell Inc
- USER RATING:
- Home \ Developer Tools
Helps you create cross-platform applications
The aim of Mono is to run Microsoft .NET applications cross-platform and deliver better development tools to developers. Besides running on Mac OS X, Mono is also compatible with Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris and Android platforms, as well as game consoles such as Wii, Xbox 260 and PlayStation 3.
Thus, Mono comes with both developer tools and the infrastructure required to run .NET client and server applications. Between Mono’s components you’ll find the C# compiler, the Mono Runtime that implements the ECMA Common Language Infrastructure, which also includes a Just-in-Time and an Ahead-of-Time compiler, a library loader, a threading system, garbage collector and interoperability functionality.
In addition to the above mentioned components, Mono also includes the Base and Mono Class Library, a set of classes that provide a foundation onto which you can build apps.
Improve your productivity and focus on developing your app
It is worth mentioning that all Mono languages benefit from most features of the runtime, such as the automatic memory management, generics, reflection and threading. Hence, you can easily focus on writing the app instead of writing the system infrastructure code.
Thanks to the Common Language Runtime, you can choose the preferred programing language and interoperate it with code written in other CLR languages. For instance, writing a class in C#, inherit from it in VB.Net and using it in Eiffel could not be easier.
Script and embed your apps with ease
On top of that, developers have the option to use the Mono runtime to script their applications by embedding it inside other apps, in order to allow the managed code and scripts to run in a native application.
If you are interested in developing cross-platform applications and you are looking for free and open-source development platform capable to help you achieve your goals, then Mono might be the answer for you.
Mono was reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on January 14th, 2015
Runs on: Mac OS X 10.5 or later (Intel only)