Device Management

19 articles

TV’s are small, plus a little Clutter

By Doug SchaeferSo I was sitting watching my 40" HDTV the other day, and started thinking about why web browsing on a TV pretty much sucks, even with all the pixels you get at 1080i or what have you. And trust me, I tried it with our PS3 and other than watching YouTube videos, it's not a good experience.But while…

Zune 30, Killed by Complexity

By Doug SchaeferI first heard of it early New Years Eve, I guess. Hoards of Microsoft Zunes were committing mass suicide (a gruesome thought but the actual quote from the Slashdot article). Fears rose that some Y2K thing was happening, mind you things like that didn't happen in Y2K, at least not on this scale. Microsoft finally confirmed the issue…

Another legend has eyes on the future

By Doug Schaefer I just finished reading an interview with another legend of the game programming industry, Epic's Tim Sweeney (Mr. Unreal). First it was John Carmack from id (Mr. Doom) wondering how game developers will be able to harness multi-core technologies to improve game performance. Now I see Tim has a very interesting vision for how these technologies are…

I love OCD

By Doug Gaff No, I’m not talking about locking the front door exactly 3 times before going to bed or using a new bar of soap each time I wash my hands à la Jack Nicholson. I’m talking about On-Chip Debugging – using JTAG tools for device software debugging. I got my start at Wind River working on JTAG-based debuggers.…

Wind River Webinar: Q and A

By Mike Deliman Hello All, last week as some of you know I was the featured presenter / presentation for a Webinar. (you may have problems watching that with firefox...) .  During the course of the webinar, we were asked a number of questions, and we ran out of time... Here are some of the questions and answers we couldn't…

What’s in a Kernel?

By Mike Deliman Recently my cohorts Paul Parkinson and Doug Gaff have been making a bit of noise about changes in the software industry - evolution of software, and specialized software for military and commercial avionics,and other applications that have strict time and security requirements.  Aside from requiring strict adherence to standards, critical systems software - especially medical or flight…

Test as you… surprise!

By Mike Deliman There's an old adage in the world of flight - space flight, or otherwise. "Test as you fly, fly as you test." It's pretty short and sweet and straight-forward.  Don't fly what you haven't tested.  Test exactly the ways you expect to fly. In a big, round, wonderful world, it seems "funny" when we hear about problems…

Eclipse is Who?

By Doug Gaff I don’t want to beat a dead horse on the “Eclipse is You” thread (Bjorn, Doug, Steve, Eugene, Doug, Ian, Dennis, Bjorn, John), but I figured everyone else is tired of talking about it, so I might get the last word! Those of us running projects in Eclipse are faced with the common scenario Doug pointed out:…

Manageable Devices

By Maarten Koning The more we rely on intelligent devices in our lives, the more they need to be easily managed. It just doesn't scale for us to look at the LCD panel of dozens of devices in our homes just to see if they are all still working properly. Who has time to do that once a week let…