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I've done embedded a few times in my career (usually higher level, embedded Linux) though I also did some stuff with PIC microcontrollers for a bit.

The pay sucks, but it is much more enjoyable work than web development. There's a lot less BS to deal with.

I feel there is the BS there too. You need to get board support packages. Sometimes the memory map is wrong. If you can get board up it might be a timing issue and you have to solder onto the Trace etc.

It also feels more like "real" programming. A lot of web development is dealing with BS problems resulting from building apps on a platform that was never meant for applications in the first place.

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