Embedded code and machines?

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Joined Dec 7, 2016
I'm trying to bridge some of my misconceptions about embedded coding and the machines or electronics such code runs.

Let's take for example, a washing machine. I understand that some of the functionality of these appliances are running of some embedded code such as assembly language.

What I'm trying to understand is this.... Is the embedded code build on an IDE or other, then compiled and then uploaded to a computer in the washing machine or appliance? What is the code placed in to help it to run functions in the washing machine?

Is this the job of a micro-controller? Or....is a computer a pre-step to this.. What holds the program in the washing machine?

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