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Firmware Update – A Free Newsletter for Firmware Engineers

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 by Michael Barr

I’ve been writing about the practice of embedded software development–in the form of books, articles, columns, conference papers, and blog posts–for nearly 15 years.  (How time flies…)  I also served as editor-in-chief of Embedded Systems Design magazine for about 3-1/2 years in the middle.  But it wasn’t until August of last year that it occurred to me to write an e-mail newsletter.

My newsletter is called Firmware Update, and it is published about every 3 weeks.  The stated mission of Firmware Update is to spread the word about the firmware development best practices I have learned in my career as an engineer, consultant, and trainer.  In addition to connecting my past, present, and future writings into a coherent storyline, I am using the newsletter to link to articles and papers by others who influence my thinking.

In less than six months, the newsletter is up to more than 11,000 subscribers.  We’ve placed a helpful archive of all past issues at FirmwareUpdate.net.  And I’m working hard to make the format as easy and fun to read as it is informative.  If you develop embedded software, I’m certain you will find it valuable.   If you’re not already a subscriber, you can join the mailing list at http://visitor.constantcontact.com/email.jsp?m=1101728959593.

Note that each issue of Firmware Update is Copyright 2009-2010 by Netrino, LLC.  However, you may reprint the newsletter for non-commercial purposes. Indeed, I encourage you to forward it to colleagues who may benefit from the information.

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