One of the most fascinating trends today is the emergence of low-cost microcontrollers that are sufficiently powerful to connect to the Internet. They are the key to the Internet of Things, where all kinds of devices become the Internet’s interface to the physical world.

Traditionally, programming such tiny embedded devices required completely different platforms and tools than those most programmers were used to. Fortunately, some microcontrollers are now capable of supporting modern software platforms like .NET, or at least useful subsets of .NET. This allows you to use the same programming language (C#) and the same development environment (Visual Studio) when creating programs for small embedded devices, smartphones, PCs, enterprise ...

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