SQL and databases are something that not many embedded systems developers like to play with. But database can be a very powerful tool when used proplerly. Often it can get the job done much easier than every engineer’s favorite tool… Excel!

Using Excel as a hammer

(cases where this would be advantages or ridiculous to do in Excel)


(show what can be done with SQL)

Then what tools should I use?



(simple example) (IDE with Visual Studio - link)

Soooo… We should never use Excel??