The .NET Micro Framework is an open source platform that enables you to write applications on resource constrained devices that run on a microcontroller with just a few hundred kilobytes of RAM and storage. Developers can use Visual Studio, C#, and .NET knowledge to write embedded applications without having to worry about the intricacies of each microcontroller running on their embedded device. The .NET Micro Framework is open-sourced by Microsoft Open Technologies. This video provides an introduction to the .NET Micro Framework.
Data is everywhere. Open source world gives us an opportunity to use advanced technical solutions to handle not uncommon problems of huge amounts of data that require low latency access. Can we use our favorite language such as F# for that? The answer is yes! This talk is focused on showing how to create a Cassandra cluster based on Docker, and how to build an application that connects to it and uses it with F# in a cross platform way! I will show how easy it is to use fully open source tools such as F# with Project Scaffold in Xamarin Studio on OSX to create a solution that uses advanced open source distributed database Cassandra on Docker.