Build Arduino Apps Like a Pro With the Arduino C++ IDE for Eclipse
The Arduino IDE that you download from arduino.cc is simple a great for beginners who are just learning how to build programs for Arduino boards. But as you get more experienced or if you come from a C++ programming background where you are already familiar with the professional quality Eclipse CDT, you're left wanting more.
The Arduino C++ IDE for Eclipse builds on the latest Eclipse CDT frameworks and the Eclipse ecosystem to build an "almost as simple as Arduino IDE" IDE for Arduino. It uses the same metadata files that drive the Arduino IDE making all the same tools and platform SDKs available to you. Plus it adds in all the great features of CDT like content assist and C++ indexing and search.
This talk will give an overview of the IDE and discuss potential and planned future work to take this IDE beyond just Arduino and into other microcontroller boards such as the ESP8266 IoT platform.