Jordan Schaenzle

Seeing Stars – The Automated Way – Part 1


almost 6 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
I’ve never considered myself a full-blown astronomy enthusiast, but I can’t deny that I have always enjoyed gazing up at the celestial bodies and...

YourBusiness = (Impove && Maintain) ? Success : Failure;


almost 6 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
Even since cavemen invented the wheel, people have been using specially designed tools to make their work and their day-to-day lives simpler. Can you think...

Seeing Stars – The Automated Way, Part 2


almost 6 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
A while back I posted an article which introduced the ASCOM platform and explained how it is used to automate astronomy observing. I wanted to spread the...

How Safe is Your Home?


over 5 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
About a year ago I received a phone call from a friend with bad news. He had been out running some errands with his newly married wife (only back from their...

RapidXml – A lightweight xml library for C++


over 5 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
I don’t write in C++ frequently and I can’t say that I am sad about that. However, we all have those projects where, for some reason or another, we must...

Rethinking Product Development


over 5 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
When someone is developing a new product, they often focus on two questions: Will people buy it? Can we produce it cheaply enough to turn a profit? While...

You Need a Time Out


over 5 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
I am a very fidgety person (probably not unrelated to the amount of coffee I consume), but I’ve never had a problem with concentrating on tasks for...

Why IDEs are Wrong for Embedded Developers


over 5 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
I’ll admit there was a time when I developed code using Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). They make it very simple to jump in and start working...

Getting Started With TDD for Microchip’s PICs


~5 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
In my last blog post, I discussed why embedded developers should not use IDEs. To summarize: IDEs slow down development and make it too easy to develop...

Things About C that Make Me Say, “WHAT?!?”


~5 years ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
It’s hard to work with C code on a daily basis without developing a love-hate relationship with it. I’ve been working with C for several years now, and...