.NET 5 + Blink an LED

Microsoft announced the release of .NET 5 today… and included an example with the quintessential “blink an LED” that is the Hello World of the embedded IoT space. Can’t wait to try it on one of my development boards.

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-5-0/

https://github.com/dotnet/iot/blob/master/samples/led-blink/Program.cs

Faster WordPress via .NET with PeachPie

I heard about the PeachPie project recently on the Channel 9 podcast (one of my favorite podcasts) – it allows you to compile PHP and WordPress (and plugins) into .NET. As expected, there is a performance boost and also as expected, you don’t have to worry about arbitrary PHP running on your site – AND you end up being able to select and build the exact versions of WordPress and the plugins you’d like kinda like package.json does for modern Javascript apps.

I haven’t tried it yet, but the idea of a performance and security boost and, oh yeah, the ability to write plugins in .NET is enticing for projects like this blog. I’ll add this to my list 🙂

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