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Making Your Code Easy to Read

June 14, 2021

Making code easy to read is not only a kindness shown to your fellow developers, but also to future you! If you read our previous post in this series, you should know the basics on how to read code and the important things to look out for…

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Useful Python Packages For Parsing HTML Report

January 7, 2021

Static analysis tools such as IAR C-STAT, Cppcheck, and Flawfinder are able to generate reports in the form of HTML files. To learn how and why it is necessary to…

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I’ve been using Markdown all this time??

December 31, 2020

Sometimes you need something lightweight for text files that doesn’t require all the fancy tools and formatting that is offered by other languages, such as HTML – but is still…

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Three Suggestions for Successful Code Reviews

December 22, 2020

We’ve all been a part of bad code reviews. Both as the developer and as the reviewer. If you haven’t, you’re extremely lucky! Code approved with zero comments seconds after…

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Testing Python Scripts in A Docker Container

December 15, 2020

Most Python scripts require external packages. Many require a specific version of these packages or even the Python interpreter. Instead of installing these dependencies globally on your machine, you can…

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How to set up Xilinx Vivado and Vitis on MacOS

November 18, 2020

Xilinx makes a number of great products that we have worked with in the past. If you haven’t used an FPGA-based platform before, it is amazing what you can do…

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3 Steps to Reading New Code

November 11, 2020

Approaching Code For The First Time Whether you are approaching a code base for the first time or you are doing a code review for another developer, reading code may…

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10 Easy Steps to Add Static Analysis to Your Firmware Build

October 27, 2020

  When it comes to embedded system applications, security is one of the most important requirements. In addition to embedded security topics such as Bluetooth encryption, SSH, and TLS, modern…

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Choosing an embedded development board

September 16, 2020

Choosing a first development board can be daunting with so many choices. Here are some examples to give you an idea of what you could consider for your first board.…

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I want to write my first embedded program. Where do I start?

August 7, 2020

The boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) commercial devices and hobbyist platforms like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino have created a lot of options, offering inexpensive platforms with easy…

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