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martinusher Silver badge

There's probably no point

My experience as an embedded developer with Windows is that you get to use it because the company executives mandate it. They mandate it because their business software life is built around it, their world is dominated by Outlook, Teams and the rest of the Office suite. You can run other software on the Windows platform but its always subservient to the demands of the main Windows applications and there's always the problem that Windows updates tend to break things.

What's called "IoT" has been my stock-in-trade for literally decades. We've been integrating sensors, actuators and controllers, anything needed to solve a particular problem. I'd guess that much of what's called industrial networking is unknown to the majority of programmers which is why they'd tend to what to re-implement existing functionality in their own home made, and all to often proprietary, protocols. Their chosen platform is Web based so it requires a fairly heft infrastructure to support it so its natural for them to turn to the platforms they're already familiar with. The problem with these hefty platforms is that they're bulky and because they include numerous services they' also tend to be insecure. So we end up taking an everyday problem that needs an everyday solution, reinventing the wheel and then wondering why the world + dog isn't rushing to buy their product.

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