Practical Mono (Google eBook)
Practical Mono offers a detailed portrait of Mono and its many facets. You’ll learn about building GUI-based applications with Gtk#, database interaction with ADO.NET, and powerful applications with XML and web services.
By embracing this implementation, you can take advantage of the powerful development paradigm, building Internet-enabled cross-platform applications based on open source technologies. This book includes a primer on C#, so even if you’re a novice .NET programmer, you will still gain plenty from this practical guide.