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Volcker Informatik AG has switched from Microsoft to Mono.

Volcker was traditionally a MS shop using VB & C++ to build it's enterprise-level user management and authentication products. But when the city of Munich, one of its largest clients, decided to switch to Linux, Volcker needed technologies that would work in a cross-platform environment. It felt it had two options, Java or Mono; it decided to recode everything in C# using Mono.

In 9 months, it recoded seven million lines of VB and C++ code into two million lines of C# that run on both Windows and Linux. Even for a project of this size and complexity, Volcker found Mono "very stable and easy to learn." It also reduced the testing time by 60%, and of course saved a bundle on server licenses.

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(There's a GREAT article in the March '05 issue of .NET Developer's Journal on this very topic.  Check it out at



Posted on Monday, May 9, 2005 10:21 AM General Interest | Back to top

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