Archive For March, 2009

28 articles

Security In An Insecure World

By Mike DelimanDiebold has apparently gaffe'd their software again.  Their ATM systems run software based on Windows.  This gives me a perfect opportunity.  Recently some of my friends heard me talking about our MILS software starting under it's evaluation path.  I heard a question being asked more and more about government programs and practices, "okay, but what good does this…

Cyber warfare and déjà vu

By Paul ParkinsonYesterday, I had strong sense of déjà vu as I read the news story 'Major cyber spy network uncovered' (BBC News), which reports on a 10-month investigation by the Information Warfare Monitor (IWM) into a cyber espionage network, which they called GhostNet. This has a number of similarities with the plot within the novel 'The Edge of Madness'…

EclipseCon notes and git

By Doug Schaefer Well, I'm back at my day job at Wind and am doing a little reflection on what happened last week at EclipseCon. Despite the rumored lower attendence, I met with pretty much as many people as I do every year, maybe even slightly more. And hopefully that'll translate into growth in the CDT community. And I guess…

The Mobile Device Investor and the Bubblegum Theory

By Jason WhitmireWhile we still don't know the impact of Ovi, iPhone, or Android on the dynamics of tomorrow's device landscape, we know that "End Users" have evolved into sophisticated buyers of new devices, especially as subsidies gradually decline.  Although I don't think anyone quite knows where the value is going in the new mobile ecosystem (is it migrating to…

Evolution of a Planet’s Evolution

By Mike DelimanNASA Science News for March 26, 2009Back in 2004, most experts would have said this story is impossible. No rover could possibly survive long enough on Mars for a five-year update. Yet here it is. Mission scientists reveal what Spirit and Opportunity are up to on the Red Planet today--and what their prospects are for the future.FULL STORY…

Virtual Machines for Embedded Developers

By Richard DanterI recently wrote about Emulation, Simulation and Native Development. There is another, related, tool: Virtualisation. Virtual Machines (VMs) are revolutionising the Server sector, but they can be used in many aspects of embedded Linux development too. Here are some thoughts on where it may be useful to you... Virtualisation software, sometimes called a hypervisor, is basically a very…

IDE in the Cloud

By Doug SchaeferThere's been a lot of talk at EclipseCon here about the "IDE in the Cloud". I missed it but apparently the Mozilla Bespin demo at the e4 talk was quite impressive. It is easy to set up, and it's pretty fast as a code editor. I guess that makes sense since browsers have been heavily optimized for fast…

CDT Code Introspection APIs

By Doug SchaeferI'm just sitting in Markus's talk on the APIs the CDT provides to create code models, ASTs, the Indexer and ways of getting information out of there. These facilities are used to implement features such as content assist and open declaration and searching, etc. And you can use it too for all your static analysis needs. A copy…

Slides from my Talk on the CDT Community

By Doug SchaeferI'm not sure why the EclipseCon submission system isn't accepting this but here are the slides from my talk on the Rise and Fall and Rise of the CDT, Lessons on Building Communities. I had a lot of fun creating and presenting this talk. I guess it's a passion of mine and people seemed to like it. The…

A Great EclipseCon Already

By Doug SchaeferI've been here at EclipseCon for 48 hours and it's been great already. I've met a lot of people here, like I always do, and it's a good sign that vendors still see Eclipse as important, enough to spend the money in these tough times to send their technical experts.EclipseCon is an important conference, especially for those who…