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Open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework
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What is Mono?

It is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications part of the .NET Foundation. It is an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime.
Mono is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Mono is an open source tool with 9.5K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Mono's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Mono?

9 companies reportedly use Mono in their tech stacks, including Ably SDKs,, and Croesus.

38 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Mono.

Mono Integrations

C#, Debian, Windows, Entity Framework, and Mac OS X are some of the popular tools that integrate with Mono. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Mono.
Pros of Mono
It was great, pre-dotnetcore

Mono's Features

  • Cross platform
  • Open source
  • Implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework

Mono Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Mono?
It is built into the tools you already use – Gmail, Google Calendar, and Slack – so you can stay focused on the task at hand instead of bouncing around from wikis to email to notebooks to whatever else to save and share your work, no matter where your teammates are.
Flux is the application architecture that Facebook uses for building client-side web applications. It complements React's composable view components by utilizing a unidirectional data flow. It's more of a pattern rather than a formal framework, and you can start using Flux immediately without a lot of new code.
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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Mono's Followers
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