What we've been reading in March (2020)

Here are the articles, videos, and tools that we’ve been excited about this past month.

We hope you enjoy these links, and we look forward to hearing what you’ve been reading in the comments.

Articles & Learning

Neat Open Source Projects

  • PetteriAimonen/Baselibc - A minimal libc for devices in the 10-100kB memory range. Can easily be included in Apache MyNewt as well.
  • moon-chilled/Defer - A one line library which allows statements to run a function at return time, “generally to do cleanup”.
  • Google/Pigweed - A new project from an embedded team within Google.It sounds like much of this code is used across internal teams within Google, but it has been polished, packaged up, and open-sourced! We’re excited to see where this goes.
  • ARMmbed/minimal-printf/ - We had not seen this one yet! Readable printf implementation and with pretty low memory footprint!


Tyler Hoffman has worked on the embedded software teams at Pebble and Fitbit. He is now a founder at Memfault.