Mono Roadmap

“The Mono project started in 2001 as an effort to implement the .NET Framework to Unix. To bring both the new programming model based on the Common Language Infrastructure and C# as well as helping people migrate their existing knowledge and applications to Unix. Mono today supports a wide variety of operating systems, CPUs and a large chunk of the functionality available in the .NET Framework.”

You’ll find the complete roadmap here:

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Microsoft Win32 to Microsoft .NET Framework API Map

This article identifies the Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 or 1.1 APIs that provide similar functionality to Microsoft Win32 functions. One or more relevant .NET Framework APIs are shown for each Win32 function listed.
The intended audience for this article is experienced Win32 developers who are creating applications or libraries based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, but anyone looking for a managed counterpart for a Win32 function could find this document useful.

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Object-Relational Persistence for .NET

This is cool:
“With SQL Server Yukon, you could do the following:
[sourcecode language=’sql’]
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Person] (
[Id] [int] IDENTITY (1, 1) NOT NULL ,
[Person] [Person] NOT NULL
The Person type is a .NET class. Columns in Yukon can be typed to custom .NET classes.”

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