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

Bug-Killing Coding Standard Rules for Embedded C

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A C coding standard can help keep bugs out of embedded software by leveraging common language features and development tools.

More Bug-Killing Coding Standards for Embedded C

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This second article on enforceable coding standards for embedded systems adds a set of additional bug-killing rules for using certain C keywords and naming global variables.

How to Prevent Bugs in Embedded Software with TDD

It’s a fact: When you create code, you create bugs. Listen in as we present the finer points of Test-Driven Development (TDD) - a game-changing approach to embedded software development that can greatly reduce bugs early in the development process. TDD is not a debugging technique but rather an approach to proactively preventing defects.

 

How to Make Embedded Software Smaller and Faster

We've all heard it before - "premature optimization is the root of all evil" - yet many embedded systems have reliability, cost, and performance requirements that demand a development style where we optimize early and often. Performance needs to be designed into a system, from architecture to algorithms to data structures to coding guidelines.

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