Do You Know the Secrets of the Source Menu? [TrueSTUDIO Tips & Tricks for Embedded Developers]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Dec 2, 2016 2:55:11 PM

Many useful and convenient editor functionalities are available in the Source menu of the Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE. Use them to improve your editing efficiency, and get more consistent and better-locking source code. If you haven't tried these features yet, now is a great time to learn some time saving tricks!

Read this blog post to learn more on these highly useful features! My previous blog post on code navigation may interest you as well.

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Topics: Atollic TrueSTUDIO, editing

The 15 Best Code Navigation Techniques [for ARM Cortex-M Developers and TrueSTUDIO Users]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Nov 29, 2016 9:19:45 AM

Atollic TrueSTUDIO and other embedded C/C++ IDE's based on Eclipse inherit an incredibly powerful source code editor. Many ARM Cortex-M developers could improve their editing efficiency if they knew what powerful features are available.

Read this blog post to learn how you can use the editor's convenient and advanced code navigation features to its maximum potential. Upcoming blog posts will cover other cool features of the editor too!

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Topics: editing

How To Manage Tasks in the C/C++ Editor [Tips & Tricks for Embedded Developers and TrueSTUDIO users]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Nov 28, 2016 10:38:02 AM

Embedded developers spend most of their time in the IDE with its traditional edit/compile/debug tools. But modern IDE's - like Atollic TrueSTUDIO - also include productivity tools that can help organize your work life - at least when it comes to code management.

These tools can simplify your work. For example, there is great editor support for management of tasks and other to-do items in TrueSTUDIO. Read this blog post to learn how to organize your editing work in a more efficient manner!

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Topics: Atollic TrueSTUDIO, editing

Editor power: 130 useful keyboard shortcuts [plus the only one you need to know!]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Oct 24, 2016 1:55:33 PM

The C/C++ editor in Atollic TrueSTUDIO (and most other Eclipse IDE’s as well) is incredibly powerful. In addition to the docking views and toolbar icons, the C/C++ editor contains a large number of useful keyboard shortcuts that give you instant access to powerful editing commands as you work with your code.

In this blog post, I will list 130 useful editor keyboard shortcuts. But you will only need to remember one of them. Read this blog post to learn the secrets of a very special shortcut – and all the others too!

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Topics: ECLIPSE, Atollic TrueSTUDIO, editing

Should your source code be as beautiful as a Shakespeare novel? [how to write readable and maintainable code]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Oct 17, 2016 2:19:30 PM

Software developers – like most other professionals – have their own areas where people have strong opinions on how something should be done. For embedded developers, one such area is the “look” of the source code. Few things are so personal to a software developer as the coding style he or she prefers.

You may be a Kernighan and Ritchie (K&R) guy, a Whitesmiths guy, or you are a “rebel” who create your own coding style. Or even worse, you are a coding cowboy who doesn’t follow any coding standard. Either way, a good editor is a critical tool to simplify your coding efforts. This blog post will teach you more on how developers can code in style and how great editors can make your life easier.

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Topics: Software quality, Embedded Software Development, editing

ARM development: what do Cortex developers want from a modern IDE?

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Sep 21, 2016 11:46:28 AM

In terms of ARM development, many software developers spend a major part of the work week in front of their ARM development tools; primarily the IDE with its integrated C/C++ compiler and debugger. How does a modern ARM IDE compare to what embedded developers were using a few years ago?

In this blog post, I will highlight some of the advances the embedded market has made in terms of the C/C++ IDE (including the compiler and debugger itself) – and in particular, what tool features are now available for ARM Cortex developers specifically.
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Topics: ECLIPSE, ARM Cortex, GNU tools (GCC/GDB), Debugging, Embedded Software Development, Project migration, version control, issue management, editing

Efficient editing = keyboard shortcuts

Posted by Mattias Norlander on Apr 8, 2016 11:52:42 PM

How much do you know about the editing capabilities available in Atollic TrueSTUDIO? Are you the type of user who uses the menu  and toolbars or do you prefer using keyboard shortcuts?

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Topics: ECLIPSE, efficiency, refactoring, editing, cheat sheet