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Microchip Launches Cloud-Based IDE for PIC Microcontrollers

2/15/2016 12:01 PM EST
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JamesRyanKenny
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Insecure if you do, Insecure if you don't
JamesRyanKenny   2/23/2016 3:09:08 PM
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As for the question: "Why would I trust my proprietary designs on a cloud network?"

The analog question: "Why do I trust their buggy/leaky/potentially malicious design software on my company's internal network?"

Both are fine security questions.

TomC123123
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Why?
TomC123123   2/17/2016 10:22:52 AM
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Why?

VictorT
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Re: Why?
VictorT   2/16/2016 8:46:49 PM
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I dont know if this is any similar to https://codebender.cc/

This is used in Arduino and makes it easy for you to search library and share your codes.

This is Social Media for Arduino Programmers like Github but on Cloud.

There are no problems before the Cloud, but now we have everything under the Cloud, that is your answer.

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Re: Why?
Mehradzie   2/16/2016 6:14:34 PM
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I would agree with that, since the similar environment for MSP430 developement using Code Composer doesn't have a Mac installer and thier online environment makes it possible to do (most) of the things you could do with the traditional CCS software installed.

 

However, I am not sure if this is the case for PIC developement env.

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tb100   2/16/2016 6:06:44 PM
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Why indeed. But if you are just trying out the tools or a hobbyist, there's no corporate IP involved.

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DCH0   2/16/2016 3:47:04 PM
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The Microchip IDE's have run on Macs for years.

The big question is why I would want to trust my designs to a cloud anywhere when they are corporate IP.

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antedeluvian   2/16/2016 2:57:26 PM
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And this is good why?

Will also probably run on an Apple Mac.

tb100
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tb100   2/16/2016 2:24:41 PM
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Why? Well I can give you one example. I was considering playing around with the Microchip software to see if it is applicable for something I'm thinking of building and tinkering with. 

This makes it easy: I just go to their website and just start playing around with their software. It doesn't matter what computer I'm on at the moment and I don't have to deal with software downloads/installation/upgrades.

If it looks like it does what I want and I want to try it with an actual Microchip test board, then I can deal with software downloads. If it doesn't, then no hassle on my side.

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anon7632755   2/16/2016 2:05:05 PM
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And this is good why? 

So you don't have to install anything. Big deal. Software installation is no big deal, and disk space is cheap.

Oh, yeah, "WE NEED A CLOUD SOLUTION." Even though there is no problem.

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