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5 Tips for Developing an RTOS Application Software Architecture

Real-time operating systems (RTOS) are finding their way into nearly every IoT device. An RTOSes ability to manage low-level resources and complex timing requirements make them well suited for these applications. It is not uncommon though to struggle with how to design a software architecture that includes an RTOS. In today’s post, we will examine … Continue reading 5 Tips for Developing an RTOS Application Software Architecture

CEC – Techniques for interfacing with Modern Sensors

Sensors form a core foundation for nearly every embedded system, but how an embedded software engineer interfaces to them can vary dramatically. This course will explore various software techniques for interfacing to digital and analog sensors using both C and C++. Attendees will learn how to not just interface to sensors but write reusable interfaces … Continue reading CEC – Techniques for interfacing with Modern Sensors

Code Quality over Quantity

A short time ago, I was under pressure to repaint the house while simultaneously delivering several high-priority work projects. It was impossible to do both the right way in a timely manner so I began a search to find a company that could cover the paint job for me and came across one named “Quality … Continue reading Code Quality over Quantity

7 Tips for Mastering Git

One thing that every embedded software developer, and hopefully every general software developer has in common is that they use a revision control system to manage their software. There are different revision control systems out there, but the most popular system today is Git. If you have never used a revision control system or are … Continue reading 7 Tips for Mastering Git

Book Review: Test-Driven Development for Embedded C

Author: James Grenning Published: 2011 Target Audience: Any Jacob’s Rating: 5+ Stars Book Link: https://pragprog.com/titles/jgade/test-driven-development-for-embedded-c/ Test-Driven Development for Embedded C is one of those foundational books that every embedded software engineer should read. I first read the book probably back in 2013 or 2014 just as I was starting to become a full-time consultant. The … Continue reading Book Review: Test-Driven Development for Embedded C