Improved support for ESP32

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

Unit Test Framework? Yes, we have that too.

Today, I am extremely excite to announce that we have just released the initial version of our Unit Test framework! Yes, Unit Test, like in… Unit Tests! Because it is powered by Visual Studio Test Platform, you’ll find the attributes that you’re used to decorate your test classes. Neat! I believe you will find this … Continue reading Unit Test Framework? Yes, we have that too.

Improvements on build system

The build system for all (preview) target images have just been updated to reduce complexity and aid interoperability. These changes are particularly relevant for those interested in local builds and debugging of the interpreter. Until this change, the following applied: The CD-CI pipeline (based on Azure Pipelines) was self-contained and completely autonomous.Local builds relied on … Continue reading Improvements on build system

NuGet, assembly and native versions

nanoFramework C# class libraries are distributed as NuGet packages to be consumed by projects. This has been like this since day one. NuGet packages are practical, easy to distribute, easy to consume, easy to update. But they had a …minor… problem. Actually, make that two… 😉 One was that the dependency between the managed assembly … Continue reading NuGet, assembly and native versions

High Level Programming Languages for Embedded Projects

Industry expert Mark Harris just published an article on its Altium blog about "High Level Programming Languages for Embedded Projects". The article includes a thorough analysis on the topic on which .NET nanoFramework plays a key role as an excellent framework for embedded projects. Follows a copy of the original article published in June 2019, … Continue reading High Level Programming Languages for Embedded Projects

SonarCloud is on nanoFramework repos!

Code quality is something that is high in our priority list at nanoFramework. Though, being on the list is not of much use, it must be measurable and comparable against an accepted standard. For this reason, since last week we’ve been busy adding the awesome SonarCloud tool to all our class libraries repositories on GitHub. … Continue reading SonarCloud is on nanoFramework repos!

Deployment image generator

nanoFramework Visual Studio extension (both VS2017 and VS2019 versions) just got a new improvement: the ability to generate a “deployment image”. And what the heck is a “deployment image” you ask? Let me explain with a bit more detail. To run a C# application a nanoDevice must have on its storage (which is a flash … Continue reading Deployment image generator