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The Case of the Missing Professional Software Engineers

Software engineers are everywhere! Software engineers develop the low-level firmware that drives our gadgets, the application code that allows us to interact with our devices, the software that manages the internet, satellites, medical devices, automobiles and the list goes on and on. Despite the abundant and ever growing software developer ranks, there seems to be … Continue reading The Case of the Missing Professional Software Engineers

Hardware In-Loop Testing

Hardware In-Loop (HIL) testing runs the test case code on the target microcontroller rather than using a mocked software layer to act as the hardware. HIL testing can be extremely useful for verifying that hardware accesses from a HAL are working as expected and even test that all outputs from the system work as expected. … Continue reading Hardware In-Loop Testing

CEC – Designing IoT Sensor Nodes using the ESP8266

Course Overview: The IoT edge devices have embedded written all over them. Sensor nodes that acquire data and transmit them to the cloud is quickly becoming common place. In this series, Jacob Beningo will walk attendees through the steps and processes necessary to create a sensor node using an ESP8266 which is an integrated microcontroller … Continue reading CEC – Designing IoT Sensor Nodes using the ESP8266

Embedded Basics – Developing Reusable Firmware

Writing embedded software for microcontrollers that is reusable and portable can be challenging. Different microcontrollers contain different architectures and peripherals which makes creating any cross-platform application code difficult to achieve. The fact is, developers can write embedded software that is reusable and portable in a microcontroller based environment. Over the last year or so I’ve … Continue reading Embedded Basics – Developing Reusable Firmware

Tips and Tricks – 7 Tips to Improve Embedded Software Code Quality

There is nothing worse than purchasing a product that occasionally flakes out, freezes up, is slow to respond or has other issues. For developers, there is nothing worse than trying to maintain and update code that is so poor in quality that they are constantly chasing their own tail. For many development teams, software code … Continue reading Tips and Tricks – 7 Tips to Improve Embedded Software Code Quality