July 2nd, 2009

Hello, Mono

iPhone, by BigSprocket.

My friend Paco, who is always working on interesting stuff, just brought MonoTouch to my attention.  Though I’ve had to slow down my iPhone time to take on a full-time .NET contract, I’ll be watching this carefully.  While I’m glad to have learned Objective-C as part of the iPhone journey, C# is my “native tongue”. The ability to use C# to write CocoaTouch apps would be HUGE.  Congrats to Miguel and team for what they’ve accomplished.In other news, I’ve been playing around with the free sqlitepersistentobjects framework for storage of my latest project’s data. As a basic framework for simple “go get this object”, “give me all objects” and “store this objects data”, it has worked out well. I had to make a few changes to my naming conventions and move a few private members to properties and vice-versa to get things persisting properly, but the pain was minimal.  I’m getting to the point in the app where I have to do more complex things, and we’ll see how it holds up. So far, I’m impressed, so I don’t foresee many problems.

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