The Mbed team first released a browser-based IDE in 2010, making it quicker and easier to write software for Arm based microcontrollers. Since then, the Online Compiler has been used by hundreds of thousands of developers around the world, and many embedded products have started life there. It’s also where many of you learned to write C++ for microcontrollers thanks to wide adoption for university teaching.
We intend to run the Online Compiler for a further 12 months after which it will be unavailable. One reason we have chosen a long end-of-life period to give academics and other educators an opportunity to migrate labs and teaching material.
We will be sending out reminders over the next 12 months and will also provide a final date closer to the time.
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