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Good book, bad development kit,
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This review is from: Programming Embedded Systems: With C and GNU Development Tools, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
Presents a good introduction to embedded system programming; no complaints there. However, their choice of development kit is poor. The Arcom (now EuroTech) kit is $600, rather than the $300 stated in the book. And it took almost 3 weeks for them to respond to a quote request. Fortunately, there are kits available from other vendors (BiPom, Olimex, etc.) which can be substituted for less than $300. However, the impracticality of using the Arcom kit robs the book of its purpose of being a hands-on, guided tutorial.
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Initial post: Jan 6, 2010 6:23:35 AM PST
Michael Barr says:
After the book was published, board supplier Arcom was acquired by EuroTech. That made the development kit used to test the book's example source code more difficult to obtain than planned. However, the book can be simply read and much gained from the text.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2011 1:32:42 PM PST
J. Bosch says:
With the inexpensive PCB services available these days, you could always build your own dev kit, and you'd learn a lot in the process. I've done that a few times and will again, I'm sure.
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