“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:
- Atmel Studio
- TI Code Composer Studio
- Processing based IDEs (Arduino, Energia)
- and etc.
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…