When comparing MonoDevelop vs ASP.NET Core, the Slant community recommends MonoDevelop for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to make a cross-platform application?” MonoDevelop is ranked 7th while ASP.NET Core is ranked 9th.
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Pro Starting up this program doesn't take as long as starting Visual Studio windows 98
MonoDevelop is free to download and use.
Pro Fast and getting faster
Ability to host on IIS, Nginx, Apache, Docker, or self-host in your own process.
Pro Multi Platform
Can run on Windows, Linux and Mac (also Visual Studio Code editor).
Pro Built-in middleware
Con No longer supported (deprecated since 2018)
Con Bad formatting
MonoDevelop doesn't offer much in terms of autocompletion and code formatting. Most of the time the automatic formatting that MonoDevelop does is annoying and not really compliant with C# guidelines.
Con The MonoDevelop version that ships with Unity is several versions behind
The version of MonoDevelop that ships with Unity is several versions behind the main MonoDevelop branch. It also gets updated very rarely so any annoying bugs that it may have take a lot of time to get fixed.