From the Arduino IDE to Atmel Studio
Everything that I needed to do could be done in the Arduino IDE. So why would I move to using Atmel Studio?
I recently finished up working through the edX course on Embedded Systems, and it showed me that I had a gap in my knowledge. I never really worked with registers, and didn’t do direct port manipulation – just because the Arduino IDE made it so easy that I never had to. The course also opened my eyes to the possibilities of debugging and simulating projects – including JTAG debugging.
So I thought, perhaps not with great maturity, that I need to “nerd up” and get started with a “real” tool.