Introducing the Arduino C++ IDE for Eclipse

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This is a virtual Meetup occurring at 8AM Pacific time (11am Eastern, 5pm Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this (

The meetup will be held on Google Hangouts and you will be able to watch the live stream directly on YouTube.

The Arduino IDE from provides a simple IDE that lets these hobbyists get started. However, it is really simple. As projects get bigger and more complex, Arduino developers need something more powerful. They need an IDE that supports pure C++ development with content assist and source navigation the professional developers take for granted.

The Arduino C++ IDE is a set of plug-ins that provide a professional, yet easy to use development environment for Arduino programming that leverages the power of the industry leading Eclipse CDT. Building on Eclipse, the Arduino programmer can learn important skills and take advantage of the larger Eclipse ecosystem to build true Internet of Things projects that span from their microcontrollers to the cloud.

This talk will give a walkthrough on how to use the Arduino C++ IDE to program your Arduino and talk about features planned for the full GA release for Eclipse Neon and how you can get involved with the preview which continues to evolve.

Speaker: Doug Schaefer

I am Doug Schaefer, a software architect on the QNX team at BlackBerry working on the Momentics IDE and a number of cloud and IoT projects. I am a long time contributor to the Eclipse CDT project which builds tools for C and C++ development based on Eclipse. I am a champion of the Eclipse IDE, the best IDE for IoT, which spans from low level embedded like Arduino all the way up to cloud services processing all the juicy data they produce.