Systems, methods, and apparatuses for programming and debugging electronic devices using a near field communications device are provided. One apparatus includes an electronic device (101). The electronic device can include a microcontroller (102), wherein the microcontroller includes a bootloader (104), a device memory (103), and a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the device memory. A near field communications (NFC) interface (106) can be in communication with the microcontroller. An antenna (108) can be in communication with the NFC interface and can be configured to be energized by a signal received from an external NFC device (109). An interface memory can be in communication with the NFC interface (106), wherein the interface memory is configured to store data received from the external NFC device, the data included in the signal received from the external NFC device.