How To Build A .NET Core IoT App For Raspberry Pi 4
I’ve got two things for you today. Good news and bad news. The bad news is that. I think Windows IoT Core might have hit a dead end. I could be wrong, but Microsoft hasn’t released a version compatible with the most popular IoT dev kit, the Raspberry Pi, since 2016 before the Pi 3B+. And even now with the release of Raspberry Pi 4, there’s still no news about it. On the other hand, the good news is that you are now able to build IoT apps using .NET Core framework. And that’s a big deal because it means that you can build cross-platform IoT apps that have direct access to IO pins of not only the Pi, but a wide range of devices including IIoT gateways. So, because most IIoT gateways are running Linux on ARM, it means that you are empowered to embed full-scale web applications on your gateway that aggregate information from your plant equipment, present it on a web interface and allow you to remotely control devices without the need of a cloud-based back-end application. Further, you could also write a REST API interface to allow mobile apps to access plant status information and interact with equipment. All through the gateway. In the video below, I show you how to build a .NET core IoT App targeting a Linux on ARM device and using the Raspberry Pi 4 for demo
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