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Posted 2017-06-23 10:12:53 +0200

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Nordic Developer Zone celebrates its 4th year of helping developers succeed

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Nordic Developer Zone - The Nordic developer’s best friend

The original goal of Nordic Developer zone was to create a resource for our customers that would complement direct Nordic technical support. It should simplify and help them with their design efforts. It should be a place where everyone can contribute, Nordicers and our customers and partners alike. It had a simple mantra – ‘Ask questions, share info, and be inspired’. As Nordic Developer Zone enters its 4th year, we can safely say it is achieving what we set out for it to do.

The ultimate Nordic FAQ resource

As of today Developer Zone has over 20 thousand questions with answers. As you can imagine these cover a wide range of Q&A from how to get started with Bluetooth low energy as a beginner through to deep technical details regarding protocol operations. However the range of of resources isn’t confined to just Bluetooth low energy details, there are examples regarding sensor data capture, power saving techniques and configuring toolchains to mention just a few.

A quick look at the stats

As said, Nordic Developer Zone has been a huge hit since we launched it 4 years ago. Have a quick look at the table below where we’ve summarized some of the highlights.

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Beyond Q&A: Tutorials, blogs and a Git repository

We have steadily added features to Developer Zone over these 4 years. Today not only is there the huge FAQ but also a range of tutorials from Nordic engineers and 200+ blogs that range from relevant news about Nordic releases and industry news to Partner services from companies we partner with that can offer assistance in various areas such as design and manufacture and qualification and certification.

Nordic supplies a wide range of protocol stacks and SDKs for our SoCs. This is our official, production-grade software for your end products. We test this stuff like you wouldn’t believe before we let it of the door. However things move quickly in the business, and we can’t do everything for everyone. So we have an open-source GitHub repository with over 200 repos available for development and contribution of codebases for all those things that are useful for some, but we just don’t get time to do to the degree of quality we insist on for our production software.

Further plans for Nordic Developer Zone

Nordic Developer Zone won’t stay still, we always have plans for more and better content and resources. We are confident it will continue to be a success, and will continue to help you have success by tapping into it as your best friend when you want to learn something fast, or just hit a snag that’s causing some head-scratching. If you have not really taken advantage of Developer Zone thus far, we suggest you do, it is guaranteed make your life that bit easier, and will help get your project up and running in double quick time.

Win a Nordic Thingy: 52 (registration closed)

So, happy birthday Nordic Developer Zone! Celebrate with us and win one of the new Nordic Thingy: 52 development kits. You have a chance to win by just filling in the form that appears on this page.

And, if you don’t know what a Nordic Thingy: 52 is, well, you’ve been missing out. It is a super easy to use, fun multi-sensor development kit that just switches on and gets going, no coding required! If you do develop, then even better it has an extensive codebase for you to really start tweaking and inventing your next great ‘Thing’!

Find out more about Nordic Thingy: 52 here.

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Vlad230596 gravatar image

Posted June 23, 2017, 10:21 a.m.

Fix, please, link in the end of post.

Update: fixed yet

endnode gravatar image

Posted June 23, 2017, noon

Hi Vlad, if you are missing the "form" for giveaway then it's pop-up window in the right bottom corner, just disable AdBlock or other browser features preventing it (or switch browser).

rols gravatar image

Posted June 23, 2017, 2:41 p.m.

I had to open it in firefox to get it to show up .. even disabling ABP in chrome and safari didn't work.

I have cast my lot with the gods as the tech tour hasn't made it to Asia yet.

Good luck all.

aibe1308 gravatar image

Posted June 26, 2017, 9:26 a.m.

Hi RK, I got good news! I can confirm there will be Nordic Tech Tour in Asia in Q1 next year, and in US in Q4 this year. More info and registrations will come closer to the dates.

MrQuincle gravatar image

Posted June 26, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Thanks for all the hard work guys. The forum is definitely a good reason why we as consumer electronics manufacturer will not switch soon to a chipset from another party than Nordic.

Looking forwards to work with you!

PS: One thing were you will help us with by the way is roadmap management. It's good to get preliminary planning on support for new features e.g. w.r.t. Bluetooth 5 Mesh. It doesn't need to be set in stone! Just keep us in the loop!

aibe1308 gravatar image

Posted June 26, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Hi Anne, for various reasons we do not give out roadmap planning to everyone. Get in touch with your local sales representative in Nordic to stay in loop with the important features for you and your development that we're planning to support.

rogerclark gravatar image

Posted June 27, 2017, 3:32 a.m.

I can't see this "Link" in either firefox or Chrome

Chrome is the standard install, No add blocking etc at all

I do have DNS blocking of who advertising servers, to prevent malware etc, but I can't disable that without resorting to a VPN.

Can't a simple link to the form be posted ??

Elias Simon gravatar image

Posted June 27, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

For y'all that can't see the link: you need to disable your ad blocker, then GO BACK and click the link to this page again. Refreshing did not work for me.

rogerclark gravatar image

Posted June 28, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

@elias

I think the point is that its not always possible to "disable" the ad blocker

I finally managed to see that link, but I had to use my mobile phone, as that network does not block via network based DNS.

Many corporate networks now block servers which host those annoying video adverts etc, (animated gif's probably) as it saves a huge amount of corporate bandwidth.

rogerclark gravatar image

Posted July 2, 2017, 12:40 a.m.

When are the winners of the give-away announced ?

aibe1308 gravatar image

Posted July 3, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

@roger The winners have been contacted directly through email. We'll announce those who agree to share their names this week.

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