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Jan 24, 2022

This week, Jeffrey welcomes Bryan Costanich, Founder of Wilderness Labs and former VP of Xamarin. Bryan talks with us about the state of .NET, the advantages and disadvantages of moving into the embedded space, and how embedded computing is the new revolution. Bryan is also on a mission to leave the world a little better than he found it.


Topics of Discussion:

[2:04] Bryan talks about his background and time at Xamarin, Microsoft, and the origins of Wilderness Labs.

[4:16] What is the state of .NET? In the embedded system world, what are the realistic options and future in 2022 and beyond?

[8:04] What are both the advantages and disadvantages of moving into the embedded space?

[11:04] Bryan discusses how a lot of the advantages of microcontrollers moving to embedded are historical in the sense that you are developing for embedded devices that haven’t changed a lot since the ’70s and ’80s.

[12:30] Seventy percent of all security bugs aren’t even an issue in .NET.

[15:05] Bryan talks about his intent to make it easier for people to use and to create the ideal experience through Xamarin.

[15:41] The next phase of humankind’s technological computing journey is embedded computing. This is the new revolution.

[16:45] There are three parts of the IoT market: consumer, commercial, and industrial.

[20:23] Bryan talks about how Xamarin’s main products are compromised and where they land on the spectrum. He discusses Azure Sphere and Raspberry Pi.

[26:29] What exactly does Bryan develop with? He describes his setup.

[31:09] Some fun smart chicken coop talk!

[34:42] How does crash reporting work in Xamarin?

[36:55] In the core compute module, how does one build the enclosure that it snaps into?

[39:11] What is the most common product mix?

[39:30] When will Xamarin’s products be released?


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Wilderness Labs

Raspberry Pi

Azure Sphere

Bryan Costanich


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