Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 22:43 UTC, submitted by anonymous
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft has beta-released a developer kit for the .NET Micro Framework, a low-end software platform aimed at deeply embedded applications. The .NET MF extends the advantages of .NET and the Visual Studio toolset into small devices with tight constraints on cost, memory, processor, and/or power consumption, Microsoft says.
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Not like I love java but..
by reduz on Thu 28th Sep 2006 03:33 UTC
reduz
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2006-02-25

It seems to me or Java has a lot of advantage in this field, with dozens of micro VMs for dozens of devices?
Everything seems to use it..

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RE: Not like I love java but..
by Alleister on Thu 28th Sep 2006 13:24 UTC in reply to "Not like I love java but.."
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

Sure does Java have its advantages here, but it will be a nice new playground for .net developers. If you already have virtualization anyway, building an solution for embedded devices is the next logical step and it is not like MS doesn't have its feet in the ebedded market already anyway.

So will this roll up the embedded market? Unlikely. Will this be a nice oportunity for .net programers? Almost certainly.

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Mono
by abraxas on Thu 28th Sep 2006 04:09 UTC
abraxas
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2005-07-07

I wonder if the mono team will attempt to develop a similar technology. It would be nice to have a completely open source stack to develop for in the embedded market. Java is so pervasive that it is pretty hard to escape from.

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RE: Mono
by JCooper on Thu 28th Sep 2006 18:20 UTC in reply to "Mono"
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2005-07-06

Mono already has a solution to embedded environments; they provide a tool that lets developers bring across only the core libraries they require (and a custom mscorlib) along with their mono app.

It was something Miguel talked about recently in a talk about mono at Lang.net - the (wmv) video can be found here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/4/1/94138e2a-d9dc-435a-924...

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