This piece links to a great Mono
presentation(bar the referenceplacement
ofMySQL/PostgreSQL in a box somewhat adjacent to ADO.NET (see
slide 7). When ADO.NET should have be associated with Data
Providers for ODBC, MySQL, PostgresSQL, and others for clarity (the
natural goal of the presentation).
We have got to take time to understand the Data Access Layer, if
we don't we will utlimately pay a hefty
This blog post is also hillarious, especially if you have
encountered the mercurial "Murphy" during live product demos.
So, today I went to hell. And then I came back. It was a short
This year, I am giving a presentation on Mono at Brainshare in
Salt Lake City, an intro to Mono for developers. I got a pretty
good turnout with a few ximian people in the back (including Joe
whom I saw for the first time without a hat).
So I plug in my PowerBook 12" as I always do but for some reason
I have a hard time getting the projector to display its output.
After struggling a little I resort to using the desktop provided by
Novell, running Ximian Desktop 2 (and some version Suse Linux).
So I upload my presentation to www.frenchguys.com
from my mac and then download it back to the desktop. Now I can
make my presentation, which goes well. Then I get to a slide that
just says : DEMO. Hmmm. Demo. I don't have Mono installed on
that generic machine I was just given. I am going to need magic. So
to magic I resort.