.NET nanoFramework NuGet downloads have reached on the last 7th of May the symbolic milestone of 2 million downloads. Statistics the 12th of May shows clearly more than the 2 million: The first million was reached on the 9th of August 2021. It took 5 years to reach the first million and only 9 months … Continue reading 2 million nuget downloads and counting
Keeping a great build system for .NET nanoFramework firmware is something that is at the top of our concerns since the project foundation. One of the reasons for this is that it decreases the friction for anyone that wants to build it locally. Doesn’t matter the reason. It could be because they want to experiment … Continue reading Build updated to CMake Presets
As part of our continued effort to provide quality libraries and reduce, as much as possible, any friction on consuming those libraries, we are announcing a major change in our release strategy: as of today, only stable versions of the libraries and firmware packages will be published. We’re seeing a clear maturity on all .NET … Continue reading Updates in release strategy
Over the Air (OTA) is the equivalent of a Windows Update or package update in Windows or Linux but in the Micro Controller Unit (MCU) world. While OTA word can be used in other circumstances, it is mainly in the Internet of Things (IoT) world that the term can be found. You can as well … Continue reading Over the Air .NET nanoFramework code update using Azure IoT
Network connectivity has been given a high priority since the early days of nanoFramework. Despite of that, there is one aspect that we’ve acknowledged as needing improvements: managing network connectivity. Sometime last year, a first step was made to fix that with the release of the NetworkHelper library. For the first time ever, it was … Continue reading Network Helper to the rescue!
We’re just adding a brand new extension to VS Code to enjoy .NET nanoFramework on multiple platforms. When I write multiple platforms, read Windows, Linux and MacOS. .NET nanoFramework was historically only working on Windows and with Visual Studio. That was it. The key reasons were historic, coming from .NET MicroFramework, as tools were only … Continue reading VS Code Extension for .NET nanoFramework
Developers ❤️ when documentations are available, detailed and easy to browse. In .NET nanoFramework we ❤️ developers. So we ❤️ when the documentation is the best! And we make all what we can to achieve this goal. To create a great documentation, you need to put efforts of them. There is no secret. Efforts for … Continue reading .NET nanoFramework ❤️(automated) documentation
Today we celebrate the 5th anniversary of .NET nanoFramework. This is more like an ongoing celebration because the initial work on the project started in August 2016 and our stable version 1.0 was published 3 years ago on this day. As part of the celebrations, we are announcing a new logo for the project. It’s meant to be … Continue reading Five years and counting!
Today I’m proud to announce something that was due for quite some time: ESP32 firmware for .NET nanoFramework is now building from ESP-IDF 4.3.1. Yes, that’s the latest and greatest from Espressif! A bit of history here: support for ESP32 devices was added quite sometime ago by Adrian Soundy. At that time ESP-IDF was on … Continue reading Improved support for ESP32
I’ve been using .NET Microframework since it appear and being sad when it’s been stopped. Since I’ve been watching nanoFramework. nanoFramework was not yet .NET nanoFramework when the initial fork happened almost 5 years ago. And thanks to José Simões, CEO of Eclo Solutions, co-founder of .NET nanoFramework and few others, nanoFramework has become a … Continue reading Laurent Ellerbach: a year deeply in .NET nanoFramework