The Mono project was recently updated to better help .NET developers target other platforms; and it's been said that Java's cross-platform compatibility has improved too. These developments expand the reach of .NET and JVM languages and frameworks. Other languages like PHP, Ruby, and Perl have been extremely portable for a long time. However, I wonder how many developers are actually writing code to be used across multiple platforms.
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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.