New preview feeds for nanoFramework!

Until now nanoFramework has been using MyGet as its NuGet feed provider to host preview and test packages. MyGet is a decent provider but only offers 100MB storage on their free trier. Actually they offer 2GB to OSS projects (which is great) and for which we’ve applied, but it turns out that setting up the … Continue reading New preview feeds for nanoFramework!

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

To deploy, or not to deploy, that’s the question…

nanoFramework class libraries are composed of a managed part (written in C#) and the respective counterpart (written in C/C++) that is part of the firmware image that runs on the target. As part of the usual development cycle there are improvements, bug fixes and changes. Some of those touch only the managed part, others only … Continue reading To deploy, or not to deploy, that’s the question…

Welcome Json.NetMF

If you come from the .NETMF age and at some point worked with json, you’re probably familiar with Matt Weimer's library: Json.NetMF. Making a bit of history: that library started as a modification of Mike Jones's JSON Serialization and Deserialization library. It was available as NuGet for .NETMF v4.2 and v4.3. It was never brought … Continue reading Welcome Json.NetMF

Network capabilities in nanoFramework: check!!

As they say: better late than never! This post is a belated announcement of networking capabilities being added to nanoFramework. Some of you may already have noticed that during last week networking capabilities were officially added to our development branch. With this, nanoFramework has - definitely - reached a major milestone. I’m sure we are … Continue reading Network capabilities in nanoFramework: check!!

Setup Visual Studio to access preview versions feed

(updated on 2019-08-21) If you are one of those developers that like to have access to the shiny and newer versions of the components you use, this post is for you. It also applies if you are testing a PR for one of the class libraries or one of the experimental develop branches. A bit … Continue reading Setup Visual Studio to access preview versions feed