Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 17:37 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
.NET (dotGNU too) "Microsoft is turning the source code for its embedded .Net Micro Framework over to the community and slowly withdrawing from that business, company officials are confirming. On the rumored list of teams most heavily impacted by second wave of Microsoft layoffs announced on May 5 was the .Net Micro Framework team - as well as the related MSN Direct unit. Indeed, both groups were affected, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed on May 6."
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RE[2]: Ports?
by moondevil on Fri 8th May 2009 08:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Ports?"
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It always depends on what your target platform is capable of.

Some embedded system can't even handle C, making assembly the only viable language.

Others are quite capable of handling managed language systems. On some scenarios the applications are JIT ahead of time, when the application gets deployed into the system.

C and assembly hold the biggest slice of the embedded development languages, but there are quite a few solutions out there making use of Java and .Net. Even obscure languages like Oberon get used in some scenarios.

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