.NET Micro Framework review. Waiting for NETMF 4.2

The .NET Micro Framework is .NET for small and resource constrained devices. It offers a complete and innovative development and execution environment that brings the productivity of modern computing tools to this class of devices.

SoftElegance as a company with specialization in custom software development for industrial automation attended in new releases which should be 4.2. As Colin Miller said on his blogpost “NETMF 4.2 Contributor and a Cool Product” release 4.2 will have new contributor. Today we would like to look deeply to the current state of the NETMF and what we’ll have in the future in .NET Micro Framework

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For current .NET developers, this means that they can now create applications that run on a range of devices from targeted devices like remote controls to PCs and Servers and on to the cloud – all with the same programming model and tools.

The .NET Micro Framework is a fully integrated Visual Studio experience brings a reliable and productive development system to the embedded world.

The nice feature is porting kit, which allows to adapt the v4.1 runtime to specific hardware in the supported toolchains.

In version 4.1 it was added VS 2010 compatibility with multi targeting to support development for NETMF versions 3.0, 4.0, and 4.1. The SDK can be downloaded from here. Unfortunately this release is now one year old (publishing date is 8/24/2010), but we hope to see new release soon, as it was wrote above.

All downloads available from .NET Micro Framework official page. Following the link you can also find the list of supported hardware. To get started with hardware, select an evaluation board or development kit and its .NET Micro Framework software drivers.

In Jan 2010 .NET Micro Framework 4.0 was released in open source under the Apache 2.0 license. Thanks to everyone who are contributing in the new versions. Waiting for the new release v4.2.

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