Embedded development software gets Visual Studio Code extensions

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By Rich Pell

The company says that it is now providing its embedded expertise and software solutions to the millions of developers using Visual Studio Code, a source-code editor made by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS. These extensions, says the company, enable developers to work in Visual Studio Code while at the same time taking advantage of the powerful capabilities of the company’s software solutions specialized in embedded systems.

In addition, the new extensions are offered as providing IoT developers a seamless development experience from prototyping to delivered product, enabling a fully GitHub-based automated development workflow.

“The Visual Studio extensions from IAR Systems open a bridge between the leading general code development environment and the leading embedded development environment to make the sum greater than the parts,” says Anders Holmberg, CTO, IAR Systems. “This gives our mutual users the best of both worlds, enabling users to develop the next generation of smart embedded devices for a wide range of different use cases and workloads in the most efficient way possible.”

The Visual Studio Code extensions are compatible with all the latest versions of the company’s IAR Embedded Workbench, and IAR Build Tools. In addition, the extensions can be used for other build systems, such as CMake, source control, and versioning extensions like GitHub.

“The new Visual Studio Code extensions on GitHub and Marketplace,” says Holmberg, “will make a difference on how IAR Systems interact with and potentially expand our audience, but also accelerate our expertise in code excellence, as we interact with new developers sharing knowledge and practice.”

The extensions are available now at Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

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