If you’re like me, you’ll be thinking “What has he been smoking?!”

You can blame Timo for launching me down this path. He pointed to Atomic Object‘s blog entries dealing with Embedded development.
The latest entry: a presentation at RubyConf 2007, on how they used Ruby with their embedded project, a PIC based system no less.

Ruby you say!?!

I did not say in their embedded platform.

They use it to drive their unit testing… Unit Testing?! In embedded?
Yes, Ruby driving unit testing for an embedded PIC project.

It almost makes me want to move to Western Michigan…almost.

Seriously, go take a look. This gives you a glimpse of what is possible with embedded systems. Let’s all leave the printf era behind… Go learn about unit testing, agile development, refactoring. Please.