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Mono 2.0

Big news today, Mono has finally come of age (probably) and fully supports Windows.Forms along with LINQ and expression trees.

http://www.mono-project.com/Release_Notes_Mono_2.0

Time to try a few of my bigger applications against Mono and re-evaluate just how good it can work in a real production environment.

EC2 with Windows

This is probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen of in a while:

http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2008/10/coming-soon-ama.html

Full blown windows based AMIs are coming to EC2 – so we can do cloud computing on the ASP.NET platform. I’ve emailed them about licensing and performance as these are likely to be not quite as positive as they are with the open source platforms – but I’m hopeful that it will just be at a slightly increased EC2 rate.