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The Arduino integrated development environment (IDE) is a cross-platform application between Processing and Wiring, its a software work with Arduino hardware and it introduce programming to artists and other newcomers unfamiliar with software development.

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Arduino IDE review by Rakesh P.
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"Easy to use "

What do you like best?

Simple to programming in the software. if you write the programs to easy because syntax is easy.and the hardware interfacing easy and inbulit help is provide. Arduino ide software college and school students are use in day to day life .Student project made by this software . Many sensors are interfacing in hardware and write the programe.

What do you dislike?

processing speed is less and upload program in the hardware is more time consume. and any problem in hardware rest button is press it as so boring and very time consume . complex the hardware connection when the more sensors are interfacing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it is give basic idea about the project and programming. And how to program written in the software

that is just try it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scanning and uploading are very time consume . to solve it high processing speed require means clock speed is high in hardware

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Arduino IDE review by Fady T.
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"I have been working on arduino ide for 5 Years (During my study in Faculty of engineering )"

What do you like best?

it is very simple to use i even teach it to kids in school , i have built many robots with it including interface with mobile phone through WiFi and Bluetooth , PC using java to build app interface for mine sweeper mapping to detect exact position of mine in minesweeper competition

What do you dislike?

it only doesn't have tutorials on how to read registers and modify them also don't have debugger

Recommendations to others considering the product

it is the best way to work on embedded hardware design even if u had never written any code before u will have many tutorials and can start building great things in less than an hour

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i work with arduino for college projects , competition and now working on a prototype for a start up

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Arduino IDE review by Suraj S.
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"Good for beginners"

What do you like best?

It is a very simple and easy to use software.

Very good for small electronic projects especially for someone who is just getting introducted to technology.

IT is capable of doing complex algorithms as well and is really fast.

It has a very user friendly interface and the support for the software is great.

There are a lot of online videos so it is easy to pick up from there.

What do you dislike?

It sometime takes a lot of time to compile and have seen it crash sometimes.

It rarely detects the arduino board and have to reset it multiple times before it can identify it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to make simple electronic circuits and mini projects mainly.

We have used it in more complex circuitary and data analysis too.

Arduino IDE review by John "JJ" O.
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"Great IDE for Arduino Hobbyists!"

What do you like best?

Arduino IDE is a great, lightweight IDE to get any new Arduino developer up and running. There are few bells and whistles, and the fact that it's free means that the barrier to entry is relatively low. One of my favorite features is the Serial Monitor, which makes debugging projects much easier. Additionally, there is a fairly active community of users who can help with any issues you may encounter while writing Arduino code with this IDE.

What do you dislike?

Line numbers! This IDE desperately needs line numbers!

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great place to start when learning Arduino. Try to pressure the developers to add line numbers, though!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Arduino IDE is how I learned to write programs for my Arduino. Professionally, I am a software developer, but I have recently been moving myself towards learning more software/hardware integration. Arduino and this IDE have been a great introduction to the topic.

Arduino IDE review by Àlex S.
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"Imprescindible para makers y emprendedores"

What do you like best?

Arduino es la plataforma de programación por excelencia para open source y open hardware. Ideal para cualquier proyecto que incluya progración de microcontroladores y hardware en general basado en Arduino. Un programa libre y gratuito, que cuenta con una gran facilidad de uso, y resulta accesible desde el minuto 0 para principiantes con conocimientos básicos de programación en C y C++.

What do you dislike?

Aunque se puede usar con una amplia variedad de microcontroladores, está especialmente pensado para Arduino, así que en caso de usarlo en otras plataformas requiere de configuración adicional.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Actualmente, está siendo usado para sensorización de variables atmosféricas y en transmisión por radiofrecuencia. En este campo ofrece una enorme flexibilidad, debido a la inmensa cantidad de sensores de bajo coste disponibles compatibles con Arduino, además de toda las librerías y la documentación que hay disponible. Todo ello gracias a la comunidad de desarrolladores que ofrecen soluciones a cualquier problema que pueda surgir.

Arduino IDE review by User in Utilities
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"The best tool for flashing Arduino, ESP8266, and other microcontroller boards"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the ease of use of the code editor, compiler, and loader. The Arduino IDE allows developers to build software (using 3rd party libraries), compile the program code, and deploy to the microcontroller. The IDE also provides a logger to receive text logging to display console logging, which is invaluable for troubleshooting.

What do you dislike?

At times it's a bit slow when pushing new code to each board. I cannot be certain if this is a limitation of the software or the board, or even the processor of the loading computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you know how to code, particularly in C/C++, this Arduino IDE will be a cinch for you. If you have any sort of background in programming, you'll be fine too. There are plenty of literature and online tutorials for this product and the Arduino family.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company creates software and I am a developer that is looking to add microcontroller IoT to our software products. I use the Arduino IDE exclusively to build and test software for the devices. The IDE is a solid "standard" that allows me to create software for a wide variety of boards quickly without dealing with the nuances of each board or separate IDE's.

Arduino IDE review by Milan P.
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"In project purpose of Arduino is best ."

What do you like best?

i am use of Arduino software many time . it is best to to interface of sensor . And in market available of arduino board. but it software is open source.and to easly write of program."in project purpose very important.

What do you dislike?

Many time use this software once problem i got upload program is to more time consumption. and program scaning is also slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

try it and you also realize what are benefit in this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The project problem i am easly take over in my hand beacaue of this software i am free mind use. and this software syntax will be easly understand .in order to use of software some time crashing problem i was face.

Arduino IDE review by User in Medical Devices
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"Easy to code Open Source platform with endless features"

What do you like best?

The online community around Arduino is what makes it the best. There are so many libraries created by users online that allow you to accomplish virtually any project. It's a breeze to implement additional software filters, timers, integrate sensors, and program screens thanks to work that has been done my previous users. And the intuitive coding system makes it easy to create new features on your own and share them with others. The boards are super high quality and there are a wide variety available depending on your project needs. Great for beginners and with enough features to satisfy the experts!

What do you dislike?

There's always a new version of the arduino IDE and I often find that an older version works better for connecting to some boards...I wish these versions were more consistent and had fewer bugs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out! There's plenty of beginner projects that don't have to be super intimidating, and you'll catch on quickly for the larger stuff! It's not just for work, it can be for fun too!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Arduino to jumpstart and experiment with new product designs, and even build prototype units for benchtop and clinical testing. It's easy to make a proof of concept with an arduino in a short amount of time. Even though they are pricier than using standalone microcontrollers, the breadth of features and ease of use makes them great for a start up trying new things.

Arduino IDE review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Fantastic product"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy how straightforward all the coding is on this platform. Everything from the presented errors to help debug the app to just the general functions just makes a lot of sense. It doesn't take much to debug any mistakes and is very customizable from the ability to choose how fast data is aquired from the arduino to what voltage is being applied. Ity is also very useful in day to day application as I use the BMP 180 add on to tell me the temperature it is outside every morning.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how little things such as the semi colon at the end of each line will bug up an entire code. When selecting auto format function it should be able to fix those small mistakes on its own. Also, reducing the amount of noise due to the power source would be greatly appreciated to make my data more accurate by improving the material in the circuitry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

From normal coding procedures to seeing how warm it is outside, the arduino is used for many different things in the workplace. We can find almost any add on to suit our needs and solve our problems.

Arduino IDE review by drashti p.
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"Its fun doing IOT projects"

What do you like best?

Arduino IDE is a light weight application which allows you to work with a wide range of boards. It has a very simple interface and simple programming language i.e. C. One of the best things that I find about this IDE is the libraries. They really help a great deal.

What do you dislike?

Debugging becomes a difficult task because of the absence of line numbers. This is quite irritating at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My team uses this IDE for implementing many of the IOT projects. The sketches can be saved and shared which can be reviewed by others as well.

Arduino IDE review by Joanna D.
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"Best way to start with Arduino"

What do you like best?

Arduino IDE is easy and simple - ideal for a begining of a jurney to IoT world. It's easily configurable and you need to set only few things to start working with your new microcontroler. You don't necessarily have to buy original Arduino board. Beacause Arduino IDE is modular and have strong community support you can download board definition and use microcontroler like ESP8266 or ESP32. It have all the based libraries and hudge database of external libraries that can be download by a click of a button.

What do you dislike?

Editor is very simple, to simple to be used with big, multifile project. It's missing basic functionalities of bigger commercial IDE like syntax auto-completion and good syntax highlighting. Your own library management could be painful. No git support build in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your thing about IoT git Arduino and Arduino IDE a try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy start for junior developers to a IoT world.

Arduino IDE review by Gabriel K.
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"Great for beginners, less so as you advance"

What do you like best?

Arduino makes things easy. Like, really easy. You don't need to know that you're compiling C and getting it through the Atmel toolchain; you just hit "upload" and select your serial port and it works. It's' fantastic for beginners, and can be used to teach programming and electronics to people with no experience. The built-in libraries are useful and allow you to easily use common components (servos, LCD screens) without learning the details of the protocol yourself.

What do you dislike?

Arduino makes it easy, but it comes at a cost. The IDE makes it very difficult to program anything advanced. It is difficult or impossible to use local libraries in a file (they have to be installed on the user's libraries folder, so no portable repos). When you compile a program, it rearranges your code before passing it to the C compiler, so you'll often come across mysterious compile errors that reference lines in a temp file that you can't see before it's destroyed. Organizing a larger project in the Arduino IDE is absolutely hellish, and I switched over to a NetBeans plugin for my advanced stuff.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for teaching intro programming things or medium usage. Once you're familiar with the platform, awful for very large or complicated projects or anything with more than a few header files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Arduino to teach kids programming and electronics. The IDE is an integral part of that, because it gets kids using a "real" programming language, but hides away some of the messier details of compiler flags, etc. For that purpose, I think it's a good choice. It's certainly gentler than the "write in Notepad, compile on command-line" approach that I've seen taken with Java.

Arduino IDE review by Inaiane A.
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" Embedded Programming Using Arduino"

What do you like best?

The arduino IDE is great for beginners in embedded programming. It has sufficient resources for those who need to program and not get lost amid so many things. The programmed can choose the device or board that will program, can choose the port that will use, among other benefits. In addition, the language used is based on C / C ++ very simple and easy to use. IDE brings a series of ready-made examples for the person to use and already has many libraries ready to go using any extra components.

What do you dislike?

In the arduino IDE there are two features missing: The first is that the debug that does not exist, to simulate the debug I need to create add snippets of code in the programming. The second is the identation of the IDE which is very bad, very close to the guide line. These are the only two problems I saw in Arduino.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend to anyone who is starting an embedded programming and needs ease of use and features. In addition people who do not want to spend too much, an IDE is free and an open project. Great for anyone looking for ease and simplicity in their projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used the arduino to make an auto stand. He walked alone by any environment and if he encountered an obstacle on the way he would stop and check which was the best way out and if there was one he would take it.

Arduino IDE review by Andrew L.
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"Why this IDE?"

What do you like best?

The bundled examples are very helpful. The community around the software is always nice and helpful. I think it's probably one of the most supportive communities that I know. The software also runs pretty much everywhere, so that's a big plus.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a minimalist approach to whats needed for development tools. I understand that it falls more toward the hobbyist side, but if the goal is ease of use, make it easy to use with other IDEs as well. Both Jetbrains and VisualStudio offer great tools for working with C, why not build tools that are compatible with these?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its the right tool for certain kinds of jobs. Outside of that, its just fun to play around with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used Arduino for several kinds of different custom automation and integrating with hardware. Using this system over a $200 setup saved the department about $170 per install (Arduinos being about $30). You can also find off-brands for cheaper, but i don't mind supporting the creators.

Arduino IDE review by Róger Z.
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"Best tool for software and hardware prototyping. "

What do you like best?

Arduino IDE is the key to create interactions between your computer and external hardware from all the Arduino universe products. It's a great way to start getting in to the programming languages world mainly because of all the community support offered around this platform nowadays.

What do you dislike?

Even though it's a relatively easy to learn software, there are some details that are not really clear and you have to do a lot of research to understand all the capabilities of the program. I would like some kind of guided tutorial to get the basics at least.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great way of quickly picking up the software basics is getting some examples from internet and then studying them line by line, this way you can completely understand what's going on even before writing your first code lines.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Arduino it's a great way of prototyping electronic products. it's an easy and fast way to learning in early stages of the design process. So, you can save money learning early.

Arduino IDE review by Jacob G.
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"Program your microprocessor with Arduino IDE"

What do you like best?

Free, works well. It teaches computer programming with easy to build circuits.

What do you dislike?

No tutorial lessons built in. It is difficult to see what is wrong when you have an error in your code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Careful to use available books that teach you. The books often leave out important steps or the program does not work as shown. Search for the lesson or project online, more experienced users have solutions posted.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create lessons for middle school students to practice building circuits and programming computer code.

Arduino IDE review by Sarah C.
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"Good software for its purpose."

What do you like best?

The things I like best about the Arduino IDE is that is is easy to find examples and use libraries from within the program itself, helping make the code more accessible to beginners.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the lack of customization and spellcheck, which makes it more difficult for those with vision problems or learning disabilities to access.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend saving code often and making templates to save and work from in the IDE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been teaching Computer Science and Engineering using Arduinos and Lilypads for three years, and the students really respond to making a motor run or a light go on and off, so this program enables them to make this happen easily.

Arduino IDE review by Jared K.
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"Used for prototyping and basic electronic functions"

What do you like best?

Super simple to use! Sit down and learn the kit within a few days and then the tool is open to your imagination! I use it for basic prototyping of interfaces for product prototypes

What do you dislike?

Can be tricky using add on kits figuring certain functions out following the learning period but youtube can save confusion

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product! I would hands down recommend for learning circuits and basic electronic functions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can now demonstrate true electronic functionality in prototypes which is a great demonstration for clients to make concepts more clear

Arduino IDE review by Jenna B.
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"Newbie in education"

What do you like best?

The software is easy to navigate, and the "verify" feature is a big help in troubleshooting code. The Arduino unit is affordable and can become so many things - versatility is a big plus.

What do you dislike?

The errors that are shown through Verify can be difficult to comprehend and fix at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would suggest using Arduino with middle school and above, though I'm using it with 5th graders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a circuitry and coding unit for gifted and talented students at the school where I teach. It's teaching students that accuracy is crucial and self-analysis is vital to eventually completing a successful task. It also lets them experiment.

Arduino IDE review by Samir S.
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"Better IDE for Arduino and other boards"

What do you like best?

-It's open source and very light IDE

-Easy to import libraries through library manager

-In-built examples useful for beginners

-Easy to debug program

What do you dislike?

-There is no disliked features as per usage

-Sometimes its difficult to run any third party code which has any other third party library usage

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Testing Arduino Uno, Gamebuino and ESP8266 as hobbyist person and learner for IOT

Arduino IDE review by Jordanis L.
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"Arduino is king of easy to learn microprocessing!"

What do you like best?

Extremely easy to learn and to put into practice

What do you dislike?

Can get slow if your code is too long. Optimize coding to counter act this problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy the kit or buy parts seperately to save money, but regardless will need all other sensors and wires batteries and resistors to make this product work properly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anything from makig custom lit fixures to motorizi g anything a business might need for simple movement with dc motors

Arduino IDE review by Renato Augusto T.
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"Perfect IDE for fast coding"

What do you like best?

The Arduino IDE is perfect for small coding, large projects suffer a bit with lack of recusses, but for beginners, the IDE is perfectly fine. As our goal is rapid prototyping, the Arduino IDE is the best option. Dozens of libraries help our development.

What do you dislike?

Lack of autocompletion and one of the features that most dislike programmers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lack of autocomplete, so it is good to memorize the commands.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company works with rapid prototyping for IoT. Arduino's IDE, along with its ecosystem, allows us to develope projects in record time

Arduino IDE review by Johan G.
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"innovacion para el futuro"

What do you like best?

es la plataforma mas compatible en la actualidad para realizar proyectos de electronica avanzada y basica

What do you dislike?

se presentan algunos errores al trabajar en diferentes funciones del software de programacion

Recommendations to others considering the product

es la plataforma mas versatil en la actualidad para realizar proyectos de sistemas embebidos

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

el beneficio mas grande es la facilidad de realizar proyectos por parte de personas con alta o baja experencia en programacion

Arduino IDE review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Recommended tool for projects"

What do you like best?

Arduino is an open source platform that includes a lot of libraries for a whole variety of projects. Hence is the perfect tool (if using Arduino boards or compatible) to develop your DIY or work projects

What do you dislike?

Recently they incorporated the arduine online IDE so there’s not much bad things I can think of

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use arduino if you are a newbie or an expert on edge technology for embedded systems

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Arduino is open source and allows a fast development to develop edge technology making hardware and software legally commerciable

Arduino IDE review by Anderson G.
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"Really easy to use ide"

What do you like best?

Simple and functional, the Mac OS version is very solid and functional

What do you dislike?

Missing a debugging tool as other software development ide provides

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go ahead and try this IDE for your Arduino projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am developing an house automation project for my own and could use to program an esp2866 with Arduino code

Arduino IDE review by G2 Crowd User in Railroad Manufacture
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"Well matched for Arduino and ESP8266 users"

What do you like best?

It is easy to install and easy to use. Recent updates have made the management of libraries much easier. I use it for several versions of Arduinos and with the ESP8266.

What do you dislike?

Sketches do not print well. I generally use another application to format the code for printing. It is slow to compile, especially for ESP8266 MCUs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great support is available from the Arduino community forums.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I sell kits with Arduinos and ESP8266s as the key elements. The Arduino makes it easy to develop and deploy code for my products.

Arduino IDE review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Reduced interface and simple to use."

What do you like best?

For simple and fast projects it is very easy to use. In my opinion, its best feature is its project library, where you can find all of your sketches.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is just too reduced. There is no code overview and the debugger sometimes is a bit misterious.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Arduino IDE I create fast prototypes for interaction design researches.

Arduino IDE review by User
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"Arduino IDE"

What do you like best?

It is a simple C based coding program with a great reference library. The commands are basic and simple to understand. It only takes a few hours to get into the program and ready to program your project code.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the code is absurdly complex for certain tasks. A YouTube video will take you in the wrong direction.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes its simpler to get rid of all your code and start new, which is annoying.

Arduino IDE review by Ashraf F.
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"short term coding "

What do you like best?

easy to use, implement and good startup for students

What do you dislike?

sometimes not all codes available for all users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

coding of hardware stuff

Arduino IDE review by G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
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"I have used Arduino for my own project"

What do you like best?

This is small yet effective platform for Arduino users.

What do you dislike?

Crashes sometimes, but other than that, it is good

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool to newbies as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it for developing my own ARduino project

Arduino IDE review by User
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"Easy to use for beginners"

What do you like best?

The interface is really easy to use and has a very quick learning curve.

What do you dislike?

The IDE is fairly simple and does what it needs to. I have not found anything that I dislike yet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Uploading code to an arduino microcontroller.

Arduino IDE review by Administrator
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"Easy and productive"

What do you like best?

Easy to install and use. Stable in latest versions

What do you dislike?

old versions may be slow and unstable. but not is a big problem

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best platform to work with Arduino boards

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

problems installing in linux/debian. Many packets are needed

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