Building applications for specific platforms and checking them for errors before acknowledging they are suitable for production use are tasks that many developers have to deal with on a regular basis. When it comes to special devices and components, some dedicated tools like Atmel Studio are available.
Especially created to provide a means of putting together applications based on Atmel ARM Cortex-M and Atmel AVR microcontroller- technologies, this software comes fully equipped for a wide range of tasks.
Projects can be build from the ground up, tested and verified within the same environment with Atmel Studio. The editor that is part of the package facilitates writing code by adding suggestions as soon as some letters of a certain symbol are put down on the canvas. More so, you can begin your work by selecting one of the pre-existing samples which come in huge numbers.
There is also a dedicated C++ compiler at your disposal, so you can build your apps faster, as well as a simulator component and an assembler that will work together to make sure the applications are thoroughly tested. To make this complete, the powerful debugger brings a solid set of functions for inspecting the code up close to identify any possible errors.
The Visual Assist X extension is also integrated in the environment and makes for faster code refactoring and writing. Coupled with the simulator that emulates the central processing unit as well as the input/output modules, all the tools inside Atmel Studio join forces to offer an actually pleasant experience when designing apps.
Since it is a rather specialized software solution and because it requires solid knowledge in order to yield the best results, Atmel Studio is evidently tailored for professionals rather than the larger public.