What is Mono?
It is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications part of the .NET Foundation. It is an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime.
Mono is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Mono is an open source tool with 9.7K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Mono's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Mono?
9 companies reportedly use Mono in their tech stacks, including Ably SDKs, Comune.roma.it, and Croesus.
38 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Mono.
C#, Debian, Windows, Entity Framework, and Mac OS X are some of the popular tools that integrate with Mono. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Mono.
Pros of Mono
It was great, pre-dotnetcore
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- Cross platform
- Open source
- Implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework
Mono Alternatives & Comparisons
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