Also I’ve received valuable answers and wishes from the “LinkedIn Professionals” (here and here). Most of them like to work with an IDE and preferably Eclipse IDE. As PlatformIO is a console tool with rich commands interface it can work with different IDEs as the “builder, uploader & debugger”.
Today I want to explain how we can build and debug Atmel AVR (Arduino) based project using Eclipse IDE + PlatformIO.
“PlatformIO is a cross-platform code builder and the missing library manager”
Working on an embedded firmware for SmartAnthill Project I’ve been dealing with building code for different embedded platforms. Nowadays, each platform proposes standalone toolchain, driver-lib and even own IDE:
With each new embedded platform I had to adapt to its own IDE, code highlighter, code autocompletion, debugger and many more. Then I’ve decided to write code in my favourite editor (Vim) and build it only with these IDEs. But a structure of my project looked ugly because each IDE had created own project’s META files and folders. Therefore, I had different project locations for each IDE and “symlinked” source code folder to one location. But this wasn’t for long…