10 Pillars of Modern Embedded: Pillar 8–Security
Security is not a feature, it is a framework. You build your system around this framework. Every design decision, every architectural component, every path on the PCB and every line of code should consider this. Modern systems need to put it front and center.
10 Pillars of Modern Embedded: Pillar 7 Emergent, Intentional Architecture
Good architecture is both craft and science. There are a variety of patterns and techniques that encourage building code that is malleable, reliable, and maintainable. The architecture emerges as you apply these and learn more about the system. It breaks things down into small cohesive elements that express intention about what they do.
Upgrading Your Control System: Replacing your existing PLC with Arduino OPTA
Replacing your current PLC with an Arduino OPTA can be a cost-effective and efficient choice for many industrial automation applications. The benefits of affordability, flexibility, and a supportive community make it an appealing option.
Modern Embedded Firmware Development Practices in the Warehouse Automation Industry
This blog explores the multifaceted realm of modern embedded firmware development, as well as the innovative testing practices that help identify and mitigate bugs early in the process, leading to cost savings and more robust systems.
A Long Way From Home
Over The Air updates (OTA) takes advantage of modern connectivity for devices. Even for devices that aren’t normally connected to communication networks, it’s often possible to connect them to a computer or mobile device that is connected to the network and update them. It’s also become a common part of modern embedded development and release strategy.
10 Pillars of Modern Embedded: Pillar 6 Effective Requirements
Effective Requirements is Pillar 6 of the Dojo Five Modern Embedded development practices. Project goals and requirements clearly defined, documented, and prioritized with traceability through verification and validation. […]
Finding Zen in Your Embedded Development: How Dojo Five and Boundary Devices Speed You To Market
Rapid hardware customization and production meets DevOps tailor-made for embedded development that leads to working solutions in weeks, not months – a winning combination for OEMs. Now more […]
10 Pillars of Modern Embedded: Pillar 5–Human Centered Project Management
Pillar 5 of the Dojo Five Modern Embedded development practices is Human-Centered Project Management: Expectations and risk management processes that value humans and their interactions as key to […]
10 Pillars of Modern Embedded. Pillar 4: Effective Testing
Testing needs to be appropriate, effective, and evolve with the project. That means it needs to verify the appropriate things, meeting the business goals and needs through a multifaceted testing strategy. It needs to be effective, minimizing the likelihood of bugs while minimizing the time spent on testing. It needs to evolve as the project changes and not grow uncontrollably.
DITAA Color Codes For Diagrams: Using Color To Help Separate Items In DITAA Diagrams
By: Steve Branam DITAA is a simple text format that allows the creation of free-form custom diagrams.
10 Pillars of Modern Embedded. Pillar 3: Automated
Firmware development teams can eliminate tedious tasks, reduce (human) errors, and enforce standards easily–all while improving the quality, reliability and cost of the product. By identifying common errors early, automation allows frequent testing and, when ready, efficient deployment to production.
Documenting System Architecture With AsciiDoctor
By: Steve Branam As the adage says, a picture is worth a thousand words. Diagrams provide a high level of information abstraction. Somewhere between zero and too much is the sweet spot for the right amount of documentation for a system, balancing the needs of development, quality, cost, and effort.