It would be a no-go for us as well without database access. Hope they get this resolved quickly. It looks really promising.


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Here's the download link.<>

I have tried it and it's easy to install and seems to work at the basic level so far on V7R3.

However no database access currently to DB2 and I tried the SQL Server connections and that doesn't work either.

I opened an issue for review.

For me it's a no-go until I can use database access, but it's definitely a cool technical feat.

You can actually create an app in visual studio and the EXE will run from PASE.

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This is very interesting. Does anyone have a link or a quick guide on how to even get started playing around with this?
We use ASNA but this could be helpful for some web services used for a native mobile app applications instead of creating it in ASNA.

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I shared the same article with the .NET developers in our company.

Our shop uses .NET to develop web apps. Some of our ASP.NET web apps are too large and too deeply embedded in the Microsoft ecosystem to ever be migrated to the IBM i. However, in terms of replacing green screens with web apps, the Mono framework could let us simplify architecture by cutting out the need for anything running on a Windows server. Run the ASP.NET web app in Apache on the IBM i. This approach would allow our developers to use the same language (C#) for developing ASP.NET web apps running on Windows, ASP.NET web apps running on IBM i, and ASP.NET web services running on IBM i.

I think some concerns from our shop would be: (1) performance of web services built with Mono on the IBM i under heavy loads, (2) high availability of those web services given that the port of Mono has just become available, (3) lack of commercial support for Mono on IBM i, and (4) questions about the future of Mono given the open source, multi-platform .NET Core alternative (though Mono and Core may be slowly converging, since Core is open for use by the Mono community and Microsoft owns the Mono-based Xamarin mobile app platform).


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I recall this coming up before.<><<>>

IBM i shops that want to run Microsoft .NET can now do so through the Mono middleware, which was officially ported to IBM i and AIX earlier this year by the Mono community. While the port is not feature complete, Mono can now run on IBM i 7.1 and higher via the PASE AIX runtime. It?s not a native port, but it?s better than nothing.

Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft?s .NET Framework, including a C# compiler and the Common Language Runtime (CLR), that allow .NET applications to run on non-Windows platforms, including Linux, MacOS, BSD, various flavors of Linux, and even video game consoles like Xbox and PlayStation.

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