Sharpen, an Open Source Java to C# converter 20 May 2008

Dandelion Today folks at db4o released Sharpen, an open source Java to C# converter. Am happy to see this coming, as it is soming I've pushed strongly for when I was working at db4objects, and was hacking on it, mentored by its main developer, Rodrigo. There I had the chance to improve the generated code, to make it look like hand written code, that follows .net conventions. It's nothing magic, and requires compromises on both the Java and the generated C#, but it's pretty handy, easily hackable, and all in all, damn useful. Rodrigo wrote a nice tutorial on Sharpen. Time to port your Java applications to the amazing Mono!