Is Eclipse The Emperor’s New Clothes?

“Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes… …one day came two swindlers. They let it be known they were weavers, and they said they could weave the most magnificent fabrics imaginable. Not only were their colors and patterns uncommonly fine, but clothes made of this cloth had a wonderful […]

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Building Reliable Systems

I’m writing this live from the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, while participating in a birds of a feather discussion moderated by Jack Ganssle. The subject of the session is Building Reliable Systems. The discussion here amongst perhaps 80 engineers (about 75% electrical engineers by education) initially focused on resources and schedules and the inevitability of bugs, but […]

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Embedded Industry Survey Results

I was quoted (mostly accurately  over at www.embeddedgurus.net, in an analysis of the results of the 2007 survey of embedded system designers. There are some interesting year-on-year trends, including an increase in the use of C vs. C++ and a decrease in the use of both commercial and open-source operating systems such as VxWorks and Linux.

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