| ||Ask HN: Current state of programming embedded devices?|
44 points by tlubinski on Apr 20, 2016 | hide | past | favorite | 71 comments |
I recently switched to a hardware company and we are working on a medical device. We need a nice, touch-based user interface on a 5"-10" inch display. Some math calculations in the background, but no realtime stuff. I am an experienced developer on different platforms but I never programmed an embedded device.
What is the mainstream OS on embedded devices right now? Linux, Android, Win 7 Embedded? What about Windows 10 IOT?
What is a good setup? Rasberry Pi + official touch screen? Are there medical grade devices out there (doesn't matter if it is expensive)?
What about developer tools? Okay, Visual Studio for windows? But what about the other platforms? Still C?
You see, I'm pretty clueless, so any help is much appreciated!
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