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The Unspoken Benefits of Having Automated CI Pipelines

August 21, 2020

In the web world, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) is quickly leaving “hot new trend territory” and heading toward being an absolute must for any development team. But if your…

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The Parts of DevOps That Have Nothing to Do With Code

August 19, 2020

When you hear about DevOps, you often hear about all of the ways it can help your code be better. That’s true. But there’s a whole host of other benefits.…

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IEC-62304 Medical Device Software – Software Life Cycle Processes Primer – Part II

August 12, 2020

Part I provides some background to IEC-62304. Part II provides a slightly more in-depth look at some of the specifics. The IEC 62304 Medical Device Software – Software Lifecycle Processes…

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IEC-62304 Medical Device Software – Software Life Cycle Processes Primer – Part 1

August 10, 2020

IEC-62304 Software Lifecycle requires a lot of self-reflection to scrutinize and document your development processes. There is an endless pursuit of perfection when it comes to heavily regulated industries. How…

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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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3 Lessons for Engineers Communicating With Customers

August 5, 2020

Before working with Dojo Five, I had worked with teammates from different backgrounds, but never met or talked with customers. There’s more to it than status updates. Your customers may…

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Three Tips For New Engineers

August 3, 2020

With a bachelor in Electrical Engineering and a few coding experiences, I started my job at Dojo Five. What’s waiting for me were demos and releases that surprised me with…

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How to Modify a File Using SED

July 31, 2020

I started with a Microchip example and found out that one of the Makefiles generated by using the Makefile generator command, prjMakefilesGenerator has invalid paths. Therefore, I decided to use…

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Make Homebrew Do Your Dirty Work (MacOS/Linux)

July 29, 2020

Just recently, I have been moved over to MacOS (not a personal choice, mind you), and I’ve been learning about some of the really cool features and programs it has…

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How to Avoid Pushing In-development Changes to The Production Repository

July 27, 2020

There are times when we want to have two remotes for the same repository on our local machine. We may want to avoid pushing in-progress changes to one of the…

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Trusting the Docker Images Your Code is Built On

July 24, 2020

We’ve written before about the benefits of using Docker in your development environments. You don’t have to write every image yourself, though! There are many existing images on DockerHub and…

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Protect Your Security Keys Using git-secret

July 22, 2020

Development teams, especially those working remotely or spread across different company locations can run into a problem when they need to store sensitive files for the team to use but…

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nRF52 DFU and the Missing Service Changed Indication

July 20, 2020

Firmware is Easy Even when using Nordic’s pre-packaged SDK files for adding DFU (Device Firmware Update) capabilities, things can get tricky. We learned this as we added buttonless DFU to…

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IAR: Now on Linux!

July 17, 2020

We have worked with several clients to build medical devices. And for that class of embedded system, our clients’ go-to compiler is IAR. Until now, the IAR compiler only ran…

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The CLI’s Essential ‘Verbose’ Option

July 15, 2020

For those creating their own CLI tool If you have played around with any command line interface tools, such as Particle CLI or Git UI, you’ll notice that they oftentimes…

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Controlled Development Environments

July 13, 2020

Docker is a great solution for controlled development environments. One of the great things about Docker is specifying an entire environment. You create a list that includes the OS, along…

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Debugging Step 1 – Check the Datasheet

July 10, 2020

When setting up something like a new sensor for a project feature, it’s become typical for engineers to grab a development kit for their ease of setup and the speed…

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Best Practices for IIoT Firmware

July 6, 2020

Connected sensors are becoming increasingly ubiquitous across all sectors, and industrial and scientific products are no different. This category is becoming known as the industrial internet of things, or IIoT.…

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How to Prevent Your Python Script From Getting Culture Shock in Different OS’s

July 6, 2020

After hours of focusing, you finally finish writing a Python script for your project. It works perfectly on your computer and you pushed the changes to your favorite source control…

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How much is that medical device going to cost!?!??!

July 1, 2020

Creating a proof of concept device is cheap. Creating a device to be submitted through the regulatory path is not, even when it’s the exact same device. The regulatory path…