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These blog posts pertain to the C programming language as used by embedded software developers.

How to Allocate Dynamic Memory Safely

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Whether you're using only static memory, a simple stack, or dynamic allocation on a heap, you have to proceed cautiously. Embedded programmers can't afford to ignore the risks inherent in memory utilization.

How to Avoid Common Firmware Bugs

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Understanding software and hardware bugs in other embedded systems can help you identify, diagnose, and fix bugs in your own.

State Machines for Event-Driven Systems

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State machines are perhaps the most effective method for developing robust event-driven code for embedded systems.

Introduction to Hierarchical State Machines (HSMs)

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The formalism of Hierarchical State Machines (aka statecharts) makes the state machine approach truly applicable to real-life embedded systems.

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