Mono is the best development environment for Linux?
My apologies if this has been posted before.....
I spent a number of years fighting with Java development. I found their documentation confusing, I found very few articles out on the web to help, and when I posted questions to forums I received no answers to my questions. The issue I was dealing with was not rocket science, I wanted to drag and drop a file onto a form, read the file name from the dropped file, and open the file. It should have been child's play but in Java it was not.
I converted my applications over to C#.NET where there are tons of articles on the web to help me accomplish even complex tasks in a few minutes. This is probably because so many people on the planet are using it.
I have been very interested in using the Mono Framework to port my C#.NET applications over to Linux. My one application works flawlessly in Ubuntu which has increased my interest in the Mono Framework. I just noticed the following comment on their web site:
A growing family of solutions and an active and enthusiastic contributing community is helping position Mono to become the leading choice for development of Linux applications.
Please discuss this. What does this mean? I thought there were several different development environments that supported Linux. How can they possibly make this claim?
If variety is the spice of life, monotony must therefore be the kiss of death.