… like Pheonix bird

After a fairly long period of absence I thought is again time to write some impressions on this blog that I almost forgot of it. Indeed it has been a pretty long while since I last hit the “publish” button but never is too late …
But, what happened in the meantime? (techinically speaking) Well there have been pretty many things, I would say in their their majority gathered around programmable logic subject, there were some good tutorials on Xilinx’s page, but also I found the blog of this guy that it really guides the reader from basic things, like how to setup an FPGA development environment, to how to play with MicroBlaze configuration, it is indeed an intrpduction to FPGA design from scratch … probaly I will also start a new categoryย on this blog about this matter ๐Ÿ™‚

I would also suggest you guys to read it, those of you accustumed with embedded SW programming, also those of you being close HW design field, in fact this matter blurs the border border between HW and SW, and is not only me saying this but also some embedded guru and to be more accurate let me emphasize one particular paragraph (anyhow, I definetelly recomend you to read the entire post)

I’m not convinced that an unambiguous distinction between hardware and software can ever be found, but I don’t think that matters all that much. Regardless of where the line is drawn, there will continue to be engineers like you and me who cross the boundary in our work. So rather than try to nail down a precise boundary between hardware and software design, we must assume that there will be overlap in the two fields. And we must all learn about new things. Hardware designers must learn how to write better programs, and software developers must learn how to utilize programmable logic.

Besides this, I would like to tell you about another invaluable resource when it comes about programming. I found this resource about one and half year ago, but never wrote any word about it on my blog. I would say it is really helpful for all those eager to program in C++, Python, Perl, regular expressions, in fact that blog has quite many references to various on-line courses provided by prestigious universities from US. The blog owner is pretty a programming freak, even being contacted by Google for an interview, actually the post confessing this experience is one of my favourites.
That’s is for today, in fact I’ll have to get use to write shorter and more condensed posts .. one of my friends, also blogger, advised me that this is also part of the secret success story ๐Ÿ™‚

… and don’t forget, good coders code, great coders reuse :))


5 Responses to … like Pheonix bird

  1. kellogs says:

    well well.. look who has risen from the dead… I honestly thought embedded engineering has taken its toll on you and so you have reoriented towards other professions.

    But the best coders eventually end up as outlook and excel specialists. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks for coming back on this blog!
      I would say that rather the worst coders end-up as outlook and excel specialists Why? because worst coders are being made department leaders, managers … ๐Ÿ™‚

      • kellogs says:

        Lol, yes, exactly at them my mind was! I guess it depends on the company; The one I have last worked at did not really have bad engineers, so they have had to sacrifice a brave soldier ๐Ÿ˜€

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