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Thanks for covering Mono. Does it also cover other alt.NET technology?

No, the book doesn't really focus on individual libraries (EF, MVC, etc.) as much as it just tries to focus on the language itself. I wanted to drive home the point that if you use C#, you can target all the major platforms :)

That's great. Focusing on specific MSFT technologies or frameworks is a waste of time. For one, they're not very good. And two, you never know how soon it'll be deprecated.

On the other hand, C# the language is not terrible.

The C# community is trying. It's hard to separate C# the language from C# the Microsoft product. People just have it in their minds that you're stuck with the MS tools and libraries. Things like Nancy and Albacore is where C# should be headed.

How does Nancy (which I had never heard) compare to something like ServiceStack?

MVC seems pretty good.

Indeed ... and it is also open source and works on Mono, should you choose to host it on linux/apache - http://aspnetwebstack.codeplex.com/

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