Thursday, December 09, 2004

Free eBook on SharpDevelop (.NET)

There is a free eBook (i.e. PDF document) available on SharpDevelop. While SharpDevelop does not do ASP.NET, it has a decent code editor with syntax highlighting and code-completion. So useful for building libraries (i.e. a data access layer or common function library) for use within a web application. It also does not have version control (had CVS support in the past, but that was dropped).

With enough demand (and hopefully more developers), SharpDevelop may get ASP.NET and source control in the future - which are essential if it really wants to compete with Visual Studio. At the moment the only decent tool for ASP.NET development is Visual Studio (which is sometimes out of people's budget, especially if they work for non-profit or budget sensitive organisations) - and that likes to reformat your code. Dreamweaver does ASP.NET - but no support for code-behind or code-completion (except for tags - even then, only the ones part of ASP.NET, not custom ones).

More information/download: Dissecting a C# Application: Inside SharpDevelop

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful invention it is, this thing we call the Internet!