A 2011 survey of embedded systems developers reveals detailed information on
embedded developers' tools and work environment, applications targeted, methods
and processes used, operating systems used, brands and chips used and being
considered for adoption, issues being confronted and demographics. Many
questions in this survey have been trended over five years, resulting in a rich
dataset that represents respondents from across the embedded industry and provides
a deep analysis to track key changes in the electronics industry.
The raw data for this study is also available for
$450.00 USD; it provides online access to the application and the SPSS data map
(on request) which was used to compile all the results. With a subscription to
EE Times Confidential, a 30 percent discount will be applied to the Embedded
Study or the raw data.
With every hacker/maker I know working with more fringe languages like Python, Ruby, and the like, I am shocked that plain old "C" is still at the top of the list. Also, it's nice to see assembly at #3. Assembly is my forte, I'm surprised I never found a job writing it in the past. I am also annoyed that all my past jobs had me learn some sort of esoteric language at their whim, to look like a leading edge company, when the entire industry is still working in C.
Such is the times, I suppose. Everyone is hustling.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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