The software development is a fundamental part of CISIUM. The classic approach of only MS Windows development is not any more valid, nowadays the scenario has change a lot and it is required to support new operation systems like Mac, Linux, and mobile platform like iPhone, iPad or Android.
For high level software development our preference is Visual C#, the inconvenience is that only it is natively supported by MS Windows. To provide support to none Windows platform, we have introduce in CISIUM MonoDevelop an IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages.
MonoDevelop enables us to quickly write desktop and ASP.NET Web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. MonoDevelop makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and to maintain a single code base for all platforms.