Help! My third party source code doesn’t comply with my coding standards

Two big trends in the embedded world are on a collision course – and the resolution isn’t going to be easy. The two trends are the requirements that all code meet internal coding standards and the use of third party code. Organizations have been gradually been getting religion about having and enforcing coding standards. As […]

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To India and Beyond

Much has been said and written in recent years about the offshorting trend for embedded software development. One of the destinations for some work has apparently been India, which has the triple advantage of world class educational institutions (e.g., the IIT system), an ultra-low cost of living, and English-speaking engineers. Later this month I’m headed […]

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Unexpected uses and the consequences thereof

I’ll pose today’s blog in the form of one of those lateral thinking questions – which you may want to try and solve before moving on to the rest of the post. An engineer walks into a meeting, unpacks his laptop and an Ethernet hub, powers both up and then connects an Ethernet cable between […]

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