Would be great to have a repository of articles on all Gadgeteer modules, both GHI and third-party, that demonstrate the basic use of each module.
Some articles on using Gadgeteer modules in plain NETMF, and vice-versa, using non-Gadgeteer hardware with Gadgeteer boards/sockets, would be helpful in expanding the reach of Gadgeteer hardware and increasing its usefulness.
I would like to see an article that explains in depth, how to setup a compile environment for the NETMF source-distributions in general and the GHI Libraries. What are the required steps, complete setup from start to finish, how to edit code (which projects to open in which version of VS), how to debug, what all of the prerequisites are. And so forth.
I assumed that this was more likely to be “porting kit for dummies” not the basic setup of VS and netmf SDKs. But the GHI “Libraries” are not something you have access to the source of so it doesn’t make sense to be concerned about them…
That’s a shame. I had a use for that, but the source looks fairly substantial and I don’t really fancy debugging it to work with the latest Twitter API right now; especially since they are prone to changing it every once in a while without great backwards compatibility support…
Its been a few months when i faced this issue. If i remember well, the problem was that twitter only accepts secure connections with their new api (at that time) ( https://… )
I worked around this problem as follow:
I hired webspace at a local hosting provider who runs MS IIS webservers. I created an IIS api filter in c# / .net, who handles the twitter message comming from my netmf device and further communicates with twitter using their api.