There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the embedded software community and become an embedded software developer.
If client is king, how far should you go to respect that mantra, and at what cost to the end product?
The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage immense numbers of networked, automated devices via the internet has now permeated all areas of our lives. However, against a wider backdrop of increasing cyber fraud and online crime, our growing reliance on interconnected devices is raising serious concerns about security.
The importance of readability is not just about aesthetics and beautiful code – although that plays a part – but it relates directly to the overall lifecycle cost of software.
Why are serial ports still useful? It is hard to find them on desktop PCs and laptops but they are still an important part of many embedded systems.
We're optimistic about the future of embedded design as a profession. As better tools become available, the demands on embedded system designers are growing equally as fast, or even faster.