About Us

13coders is a micro-enterprise...but a highly connected one. We can call on a network of experienced developers, designers, and testers, and bring their expertise to bear on your project. We have three decades of experience helping development teams to work more effectively.

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Mr. Monkey


Founder and Chief Geek, Mike Ritchie, has over 30 years experience in software development, the majority of that in C and C++. He’s worked in industry sectors across pharmaceuticals, logistics, embedded medical devices, telecoms, manufacturing and finance.

He’s been involved in engineering management, team building and coaching as well as hands-on development. You can read his profile on LinkedIn.

Platforms and tooling

We focus exclusively on languages, platforms and technical domains where were can add the most value. Our focus areas are:

  • Bare metal or RTOS development on any microcontroller with an ARM Cortex-M core, especially the STM32 family.

  • Embedded GNU/Linux for ARM Cortex-A cores, with experience of the Yocto build system for creating embedded Linux distributions.

  • General-purpose C++ development work for GNU/Linux on AMD64 or other architectures, including cross-platform C++ libraries for mobile development.

We use a blend of proprietary tooling as well as open source compilers and toolchains. We make extensive use of Segger tools for verification, profiling, instrumentation/test and debug/diagnostics on the target device.

In addition, we have the usual array of professional-level hardware verification tools - oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multimeters. Please look at our development services for a more complete view of how we blend test-driven development and continuous integration, as well as test and instrumentation on the target device.

Development Hardware

We can design and build hardware test harnesses to help de-risk delivery, and to remove impediments to development in the early and middle stages of a product development.

We’re accustomed to getting professional PCB manufacture, we have established relationships with UK-based suppliers for parts and PCB manufacture, and we know our way around a circuit schematic.

Contact Us

You can reach us via email or phone, and we're always happy to meet in person to talk through any ideas or requirements you have:

Unit 8 Deer Park
Fairways Business Park
EH54 8GA

+ 44 (0)1506 343015

Alternatively, connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter to stay up to date with news and events.