Lately we have been looking at cloud services for software development. Regarding developing web applications, using cloud services for various aspect of the software development process is nothing really new. But we're also interested in IoT and Embedded Development, so we like to find out if that's doable as well.
Lately we’ve examined Arduino’s MKRFOX1200 board to see how it can be programmed and connected to SigFox’ LPWAN network. Thanks to the excellent hardware and software it worked out pretty well and quite fast. In this post, we're looking at another module, the SigFox node from LPWAN.cz.
At ThingForward we're spending quite some time on investigating tools for modern embedded development. Most of our blog posts from the past are focused at tools which are installed locally on a developers desktop. We asked ourselves how many of these tools could be pushed to the cloud - quite many as we found out! This small blog post series will introduce in those tools, how to set them up, connect them together and develop for embedded.
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.
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.