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Firmware Update is a free, technical newsletter for the embedded systems community by embedded systems expert Michael Barr. 

Firmware Update v18.09

"The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren’t there." --Gordon Bell

In this issue:

  • Download Barr Group's UPDATED Embedded C Coding Standard
  • Create Jump Tables via Function Pointer Arrays in C/C++
  • Further Develop Your Embedded Programming Skills this Fall
  • Master Embedded Linux Customization and Driver Development
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v18.06

"Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet." --Christian Heilmann

In this issue:

  • C's goto Keyword: Should we Use It or Lose It?
  • Tech Talk: Pros and Cons of Dynamic Memory Allocation
  • The Rise of the Full Stack Developers
  • Retake Control of your Embedded Project Schedule
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v18.05

"Any fool can write code a computer can understand.  Good programmers write code humans can understand." - Martin Fowler

In this issue:

  • Killer Apps: Embedded Software's Greatest Hit Jobs
  • Retake Control of your Embedded Project Schedule
  • Better Trained Teams Finish Projects Faster!
  • An Advanced Summary of Pointers in C
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v18.04

In this issue:

  • Reducing Security Threats to Embedded Systems
  • Is Google's new Android Things a Fit for your Next Design?
  • Modern Firmware Architecture: Beyond the RTOS
  • Changes Coming to the Embedded C Coding Standard
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v18.03

In this issue:

  • C: The Immortal Programming Language
  • The Internet of INSECURE Things
  • How to Comply with the MISRA-C/C++ Guidelines
  • The State of Embedded Systems Safety
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v 18.02

In this issue:

  • Is it a Bug or an Error?
  • Free and Customizable "Error"-Killing C Coding Standard
  • Better Trained Teams Produce Code with Fewer "Errors"
  • Modern Embedded Programming: Beyond the RTOS
  • How to Comply with MISRA-C's Guidelines
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v 18.01

In this issue:

  • Pro Tips for Using C's "volatile" Keyword
  • ATTENTION Embedded Systems Designers!
  • 5 Reasons to Select Android as Embedded OS
  • Better Trained Teams Develop Firmware Faster
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v17.12

In this issue:

  • Blockchain Technology and the Internet of Things
  • FAQs about C's signed and unsigned Integers
  • How to Customize the Embedded C Coding Standard
  • Hands-on Skills Training for Embedded Developers
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v17.11

In this issue:

  • Free Webinar: Embedded Control Systems in Practice
  • How to Comply with MISRA-C's Guidelines for Critical Systems
  • BlueBorne Virus Attacks Embedded Systems over Bluetooth
  • Save 10% on ARM-Cortex Embedded Software Training Kit
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v17.10

In this issue:

  • The Coming Software Apocalypse
  • Tech Talk: Pros and Cons of Embedded C++
  • Better Trained Teams Develop Firmware Faster
  • How to Combine 'volatile' with 'struct'
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

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