I got some time and I see that the course in not graded yet. So I will go for MonoDevelop and will spend 1-2 hours watching tutorials. Let's start.
I did the installation already so there's nothing especially new for me.
I suspect that the IDE looks similar on all the platforms because it uses some common GUI framework on all those platforms. It is GDK maybe..
Yes I see that MonoDevelop like other IDEs I saw have pretty similar GUI and features. THe differencies are usually in detailes, like where I can find each feature/command in GUI and existing of special features in the IDE. But I see that it's those detailes that make people love one IDE or another.
Aha, Seems one thing is a liitle different in MonoDevelop: apart from workspaces and projects it also has Solutions! That might be useful.
Treat warnings as errors was new thing for me. I haven't noticed such in other IDEs.
Nothing new or interesting. Same things almost in the same place as in other IDEs.
Ok I went through all the tutorials but I am not that satisfied with them to be honest:(. The things that were shown are quite intuitive and common for many IDEs but I have found just a couple of "candies" or special features in video lectures that differ one IDE form. I am sure there're much more in MonoDevelop. But Eclipse lecture was much better - many interesting and convenient things were shown which made me like very much that IDE. Ok that is probably my most short diary but just in case I will submit it too.
Time spent: 1h