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Vlog - Jonathan Pallant
By Jonathan Pallant: Monday 10th July, 2017

Vlog: The future is Rust

At Cambridge Consultants we work on around 300 separate software projects each year, and as an Embedded Systems Engineer, I’ve written more C code than I dare to remember. Rust is a new programming language from Mozilla, with the tag line “safe, fast, concurrent – pick three”. Here’s why I think Rust might be the […]

By Chris George: Thursday 4th May, 2017

Testing – Is it just a phase? (Part 2)

In Part 1, we looked at how testing is not a synonym for quality and that everyone involved in a project must be responsible for quality. In Part 2, we look at how testers can provide greater value in your projects, and how we have lived this at Cambridge Consultants. How can testers affect quality? […]

By Chris George: Wednesday 26th April, 2017

Testing – Is it just a phase? (Part 1)

Testers have struggled for years with the perception that their role is largely unskilled, marked by repetitive, dull, negative activities; a role that is the nemesis of the software engineer; a role that is a stepping stone to other careers. As the industry shifts towards continuous delivery and deployment, the very role of the tester […]

By Richard Leyland: Thursday 6th April, 2017

Pi Wars 2017: We have a winner!

One of our talented team was a winner this past weekend, pulling off little robotic miracles at the Pi Wars 2017 event. Pi Wars is a robotics competition held each year to encourage children to get involved in programming and physical computing as well as to showcase the many capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. Pi […]

By Dr Dominic Crutchley: Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

Mesh networks and the search for the hard stuff

I really like hard problems, and so when people say ‘mesh networks’ to me, my mind is instantly drawn to the hardest problem I can think of: ‘Mobile Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks’. Mesh networking is an interesting thing. It comes in many guises, and has been lauded over the years as the solution to a wide […]

Nokia 3310 - Stealing the show
By Paul Beastall: Thursday 9th March, 2017

Who will be the next Nokia or BlackBerry?

One of the biggest surprises from Mobile World Congress last week was the furore around the new Nokia 3310. Here we have a phone with no real internet connectivity, no touchscreen and a very low resolution camera. Despite the low specs, it is has undoubtedly stolen the limelight from the latest, greatest smartphone launches. Interestingly, […]

Our MWC17 team on the stand
By Derek Long: Monday 6th March, 2017

MWC17 – Tech progress behind the buzzword bingo

As I sit in my office this morning looking at the rain soaked car park I think back to the last few days spent at MWC17 in Barcelona. Was it really as excessive as I recall? Well there certainly were a lot of people there – 108,000 according to the organisers, which is a record. […]

Rust C++
By Mark England: Friday 10th February, 2017

Will C/C++ ever Rust away?

Since the 1970’s C (and later its derivatives like C++) have become the main programming languages used in systems and platform programming, but is that about to change? C/C++ came to dominate over other languages because it exceeds the 80/20 rule; with well written C/C++ you can get well over 80% of the efficiency of […]

High angle view of businesspeople shaking hands and closing a deal. Successful business teamwork working at the office. Business partners sitting at table and planning work.
By Vicky Larmour: Wednesday 8th February, 2017

Sustaining Engineering – What is it and why do we do it?

While we all know that developing new and innovative products is fun and interesting, what happens after the excitement of a product launch? The phrase “software product maintenance” tends to conjure up an image of an endless stream of boring bug fixes, alternating with occasional panicked responses to the latest ultraviolet priority crisis when a […]

agile development,Stopwatch concept ,icon and symbol
By Vicky Larmour: Thursday 2nd February, 2017

Agile and Embedded – more compatible than you might think?

In the fifteen years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, agile techniques and methodologies have steadily gained in popularity to the point where last year, a survey identified agile as having overtaken waterfall in the majority of software development projects. In the world of embedded software development, though, it’s not always obvious how agile […]