Reading books is one way to learn about things—participating in communities is another. For the Netduino Plus, there is a very active online community at http://forums.netduino.com/. It is friendly toward newbies and a great place to learn by reading about other people’s projects. You can also allow others to learn from your experiences by writing about your own projects.
A NETMF online community that is not dedicated to a particular hardware platform is Microsoft’s site, http://www.netmf.com. The Microsoft engineers who created NETMF are involved in this site, along with many other users.
Another NETMF community, for the users of hardware from GHI Electronics (see the next section), is at http://www.tinyclr.com/.