In the firmware and embedded software engineering domains, engineers overwhelmingly choose C as their language of choice. Evidence of this may be seen in the following screen-grab of a presentation by Dan Saks at CppCon2016. I would recommend the entire presentation, which may be found here: https://youtu.be/D7Sd8A6_fYU Selecting C over C++ is a reasonable and conservative choice, especially … More Why I love C++11 for Embedded Software and Firmware (or C++14, or…)
Every now and then I find myself inspired by the smallest of changes and improvements to a product, changes which create a real impact on product usability and quality of life for all concerned. These product improvements are inevitably found to be driven by a person of empathy, someone who took the time to think … More Coffee, Empathy, and User Experience
My new post over at embeddedrelated.com, enumerates specialities of embedded software. I hope this post is useful to the “tenderfoots” in the audience. Take a look here: https://www.embeddedrelated.com/showarticle/1080.php Thanks! Matthew
My post over at embeddedrelated.com, touches on some of the books and articles that have most influenced my engineering career. Take a look! https://www.embeddedrelated.com/showarticle/1063.php
“…premature optimization is the root of all evil…” – Donald Knuth This well known quote by Donald Knuth represents hard-earned wisdom for which many software engineers should consider and broadly follow. Yet with any succinct rule we must be vigilant in our application and apply it appropriately. In some cases it may be found that … More Premature optimization?
Hi there… New post over on embeddedrelated.com From the article: So, why did I pause and take note of this particular code? We will skip over the eye catching “requires about” statement in the related code comment and focus on this primary issue, what experienced software engineers will immediately recognize as: “magic numbers” Read more … More Tenderfoot: Introduction to Magic (Numbers that is…)
The process involved in architecting, designing, and writing embedded software and firmware is complicated, but I believe often times may be guided with a set of questions which must be continually evaluated by the engineering team as software development proceeds forward. This post provides a few of the questions I might be considering during my personal process. … More Questions to Ask: Software Architecture, Design, And Coding