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13.11.2017 Automating Static and Dynamic Code Analysis Coverage with PlatformIO

As we are working on our agile-embedded toolchain, additional functionality came to our mind, which should be part of every modern development stack. Automated unit and integration testing is surely part of this, as we introdced in our last blog posts, and PlatformIO is a great tool to automate much of it. This posts topic will be about static code analysis and unit test's code coverage, and how this can be integrated and execute automatically upon each build.

03.11.2017 Setting up a Jenkins CI engine for embedded projects

Welcome to the sixth part of our “embedded testing” series. From our former blogposts, you are now familiar with PlatformIO and its powerful features like unit testing, remote controlling and continuous integration. On the fifth embedded testing blogpost, we’ve been diving into Travis CI in order to automate build and testing processes, deployment of software artifacts to servers.

18.10.2017 Getting Started with SigFox and PlatformIO

At ThingForward we're highly interested in IoT architectures and how to connect "the last mile", that is how to transport data from small devices to gateways and backends. They are a great many options to do so, mainly due to the availability of numerous RF technologies around. One way to send data over long distances is choosing one of the LPWAN (Low-power wide area networks) protocols/technologies around. In one of our lasts pasts we looked into the details of LoRaWAN. This post is going to be about SigFox, another player within the LPWAN game.

11.10.2017 Looking inside PlatformIO's Build System

Today we are going to continue our blogpost series about PlatformIO with an explaination about how PlatformIO works under the bonnet, specifically the integration of SCONS, the underlying build system.

29.09.2017 Getting started with LoraWAN, TheThingsNetwork and PlatformIO

Welcome back to the IoT hacking playground at ThingForward! Todays topic is a little bit different from embedded testing and older blogposts, nevertheless it is a vital topic for integration of IoT technology to the embedded devices and applications: We're going to look at LoRaWAN and connecting a sensor to The Things Network.