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Thanks for sharing Jon.
Treated myself to an extended coffee break (30 mins) while watching this. It's pretty good and as you say informative.
From my perspective I picked out these additional points:
- Started with a view on what makes Arduino IDE special (idea was to maintain just 6 or 7 buttons) despite pull for feature creep
- Philosophy throughout is "Keep it Simple"
- He sees great value in the "patron model" hence contributing back to the community and encouraging others to do the same - is he aware of patreon.com, I wonder
- As part of their contributions they are also now members and supporting RISC V (hardware architecture) foundation
- Continues to build on "Arduino Core API" (CHAINSAW) which looks pretty good and I think it opens up options to use other IDE's. Also encouraging other hardware architectures to pursue similar approach (and they're doing the same) to develop their own core API framework
- As part of intro to Nano line he mentioned an integrated sensor option for the BLE version and revealed something about a machine learning option
- Loved the iterative approach to developing a new IDE for FPGA's (we tried something then threw it away and tried something new etc.). What he revealed looked pretty awesome - drag n drop blocks etc.
- Then, LOL - although it will be pretty cool , he mentioned at the end of talk the new Arduino IDE 2.0, which will have a "PRO" button. Looks like all the tugging for new features is about to take place as we will be given a new "complicated" PRO IDE option with debugging features and the rest...
Thanks, I would have missed this.
I have to admit that I use the Arduino IDE a lot. Mostly for ESP boards and I recently used it for an Spresense board. And even for Arduinos .
Lots of nice improvements on the horizon. I like the new “pro” features for the IDE and the FPGA interface looks great.
I’ll need to get some of the new Nano IOT boards to try.
I subscribe to a few newsletters. This popped up earlier today and thought wow, nice to see Massimo's ideas being implemented for this new low cost RISC-V dev board...
From SeeedStudio... "In April, we added the full ArduinoCore-API interface to support Arduino IDE, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and other development environments in so that all k210-based development boards can run Grove Arduino Library. "
This was posted by Make where Massimo Banzi from Arduino gave a State of Arduino speech at the recent Maker Faire Bay Area 2019.
Some highlights I pulled out of the speech.
- 30M downloads of the Arduino IDE per year but less purchased licensed products.
- New Head of Open Source and Communities - Badly needed
- Working closer with the Open Source Communities
- Donating $50,000 to support Open Source projects
- Intro to the new Re-imagined Nano line including some with multiple sensors
- Arduino IoT Cloud updates
- New features including SIM support for the MKR GSM 1400
- Arduino Science Kit Physics Lab
- Arduino CTC GO!
- STEM Program for 14 to 17 year olds.
- More work on FPGA support including FPGA IDE
I'm sure I missed some but it was quite informative