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Embedded Software Practices: My Take

A friend and I were discussing the relative merits of LabVIEW the other day. Coming from a theoretical, software-focused background, I struggle with LabVIEW, which I think hides too many of the underlying workings of a program from the user for the sake of simplicity. My friend, on the other hand, does a lot of experimental engineering work and loves that LabVIEW frees him from the need to look at line after line of code.

This got me thinking: should engineers, particularly those working in electronics, be more prepared to work with low-level code? I mean obviously they work with ... Read more

Posted by Matt Spraggs at 19:55, 25 October 2017

Labels: Engineering; LabVIEW

Updates and such

I'm acutely aware I haven't written here for... [looks for last post] nearly six months. This is mainly due to being busy, which in turn has fostered a "sure, I'll write another blog post, when I have time" sort of mentality. I started thinking this in September and, well, here we are.

To force me to get my act together and start writing here again, I offer you this mediocre excuse for a meaningful blog post. This isn't going to be very long but is going to be a bit more wishy-washy, so if you don ... Read more

Posted by Matt Spraggs at 10:35, 15 December 2016

Edited at 13:11, 14 February 2017

Labels: Engineering; Lattice QCD; Employment