Ian

About Ian

Ian Willats is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Pebble Bay. Ian has more than twenty years experience in developing real-time and embedded software, including consultancy and project management.

Security Issues with the IoT

2018-07-02T10:41:12+00:00June 7, 2016|Blog|

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.

Why is so much Embedded Code Unreadable?

2018-07-02T10:41:55+00:00February 20, 2015|Blog|

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.

Is Embedded System Design a Valued Profession?

2018-07-02T10:43:58+00:00January 21, 2015|Blog|

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.

Embedded Software Skills: Staying Ahead of the Curve

2018-07-02T10:52:50+00:00August 30, 2014|Blog|

As embedded software developers, keeping our skills up to date is a continuous challenge, but it's essential for us to exceed the needs of our customers. Here is a flavour of how we at Pebble Bay stay ahead of the curve.

What is Embedded Software?

2018-07-02T11:08:39+00:00July 8, 2014|Blog|

Embedded software allows many of the advanced functions that are common in modern devices. Whilst embedded software can be very simple, it can also be very sophisticated in applications such as process control systems, military weaponry and airplanes.