Why I love C++11 for Embedded Software and Firmware (or C++14, or…)

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…

Favorite Tricks: Static Assert

One of my favorite software development "tricks" is making frequent use of any "static assert" feature provided by the compiler. This trick's primary benefit is in moving certain error conditions to compile-time rather than run-time. Embedded software engineers would be wise…