Edgar Holleis

Latest entries from Edgar Holleis:

Code Generation & Meta-Programming in Embedded Software

from on 13.03.2017
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Tools Zühlke

Code generation and meta-programming can be significant time savers in embedded software projects. But pro-ject leaders and developers are reluctant to use it, for various reasons. This post looks into these reasons and analyses them one at a time. In conclusion, only some of the reservations towards code generation tools seem to be justified. Continue reading

Faster Prototyping with Embedded Lua

from on 07.06.2016
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Lua

Scripting has landed on the microcontroller. Scripting isn’t new for many embedded developers. We’ve been doing it for years in our test system, our build system and code generators. Scripting is at the core of many embedded Linux systems. And scripting is finally well within the reach of microcontrollers. Scriptable microcontrollers are a game-changer for prototyping: Fewer lines of code, less compiling and flashing, powerful libraries, no memory management. It Continue reading