- Series: Developer Reference
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (June 30, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735623651
- ISBN-13: 978-0735623651
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,451,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Embedded Programming with the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework (Developer Reference) 1st Edition
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Key Book Benefits:
-Provides critical information about key topics--ranging from interface design to managed drivers
-Features insights from the product team
-Includes a companion Web site with tools to help simplify .NET Micro Framework development
About the Author
Donald Thompson is Director of Engineering for Microsoft Research. He is responsible for overseeing the software, protocols, and technology strategy that fueled the Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) initiative. He also helped build the system that places advertisements on all MSN Web properties.
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I can't recommend buying it, however. Save your money.
If you are interested in this book then chances are that you are a MS developer. While I do have a MCSD certification I have been an embedded software engineer (usually with Linux or VxWorks) for over 10 years and most/all embedded development work is generally done in C/C++ or assembly language for a reason; size and speed. If you don't count something like a Cisco OC-192 router most embedded systems run with the minimum possible hardware. Every nickel that you need to add to compensate for lacking development tools hits the bottom line much more than it does in the PC world.
While I believe that the Windows CE environment would produce adequate runtime performance something like this Micro Framework which always runs as interpreted code is only suitable for a research tinker toy. IMHO I still believe that embedded projects are better done with C/C++/Linux but if you want to work with MS tools then focus on Windows CE. There are Windows CE books that cover the same ground and the end result would probably be more marketable than one based on the Micro Framework.
I would not pick this book up.