I generally use sockets for AVRs in standalone circuits, but sometimes I sell my items and therefore I soldier the chip on the circuit. As you guess I can upgrade the code inside the chip with socket simply putting the chip out and putting it into the programmer board, but It doesn't work the same way with the ones which are soldiered on the circuit.
I know there are some ISP devices like USBtinyISP etc., but I want to be more professional and know exactly how an in system programmer work.
Do I have to use Avrdude If I design my own In system programmer? Isn't there any way that is more universal?
I searched the internet for a long time and I found only hobbyist stuff. Can anyone explain or simply direct me to a good source that explains this topic? Thank you in advance.