Free hardware allows us to create many gadgets and inventions that are adequate to solve our problems, but hardware is only one part of a whole. The software would be the other part and although it does not represent a big problem, the truth is that for hardware lovers, programming is a slow and sometimes boring part. With these approaches is born Visuino, a visual programming tool, similar to Visual Studio but focused on developing for Arduino.
Visuino incorporates many positive things such as the pre-selection of the Arduino board with which we will develop, the selection of components that we will load and the creation of the program according to diagrams, which allows us to go faster with the creation of our programs.
This is fine, but Visuino has yet to make it to the official Arduino IDE. On the one hand Visuino is only available for Windows, compared to the other platforms for which the Arduino IDE is. In addition, Visuino is paid, something that does not happen with the Arduino IDE. The company that Visuino created is called Mitov Software, a company that, although it supports the Arduino project, is not an official company so when programming it is not the same as the Arduino IDE, which is official.
Visuino is currently only for Windows
Even so, we have to recognize that Visuino raises a new paradigm in free hardware programming since its way of working speeds up the work of the hardware lover and on the other hand allows us to copy and reuse code that in some cases other tools do not . Of course, Visuino has a lot to do if it wants to be the tool that most programmers use, but it certainly isn't going the wrong way, don't you think?