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These blog posts relate to coding standards and coding rules for embedded software developers. If you are interested in this subject, you should also check out Barr Group's Embedded C Coding Standard.

ESC Boston: Dangerous Flaws in Safety-Critical Device Design

On May 3, 2017, Barr Group CTO Michael Barr delivered this year's keynote address at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston.  In this important presentation, Michael discusses safety and security concerns that exist in the IoT landscape.  This includes designing security into connected safety-critical devices to prevent serious attacks, which can be deadly.

Top 10 Causes of Nasty Embedded Software Bugs

Finding and killing latent bugs in embedded software is a difficult business. Heroic efforts and expensive tools are often required to trace backward from an observed crash, hang, or other unplanned run-time behavior to the root cause. In the worst case scenario, the root cause damages the code or data in such a subtle way that the system still appears to work fine or mostly fine-for some time before the malfunction.

Top 5 Causes of Nasty Embedded Software Bugs

Finding and killing latent bugs in embedded software is a difficult business. Heroic efforts and expensive tools are often required to trace backward from an observed crash, hang, or other unplanned run-time behavior to the root cause. In the worst case scenario, the root cause damages the code or data in such a subtle way that the system still appears to work fine -or mostly fine- for some time before the malfunction.

Bug-Killing Coding Standard Rules for Embedded C

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

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