Re: "I avoid block testing because it takes a lot of time "
I was like that until a co-worker got us started on unit testing with Visual Studio (the target is embedded but VS runs c code very well). Now I can test my code and experiment to get the code perfect and refined QUICKLY. I don't have to wait for build, load and manual test on the target. Even better, one I have the test I am confident that I can make changes and the unit test will catch things when I do something wrong. Define what the block is to do, design the test to prove it, code it. We learn faster with faster cycles on smaller functions.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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