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Farewell to Del.icio.us

By Paul Parkinson I was disappointed to read in TechCrunch this morning that Yahoo has decided to shut down the Del.icio.us social bookmarking website (or should I say service?). I started using Delicious a few years ago after I had become fed up trying to organise my website bookmarks. I often want to bookmark A&D news stories, blog articles, technical…

Sometimes, You Have to Cheat

By Jakob Engblom In a virtual platform world, cheating is sometimes a good thing. One man's cheat is another man's optimization. Let's start with a story from the 1904 olympics in St Louis. In the marathon race, a runner crossed the finish line far ahead of the competition at an incredibly good time. It quickly became clear that he had…

Migrating to Multi-core using Embedded Virtualization

By Mark Hermeling So, let's assume that you are currently on a single-core board and you would like to explore the possibilities of delivering a next generation device using multi-core technologies. There are a lot of different ways to approach this. The most elaborate involve doing an architecture study into ways in which you could evolve your current device architecture.…

Embedded Virtualization in Gaming

By Mark Hermeling A few weeks ago I found myself in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. My reason for being there was a seminar that Wind River was organizing together with Intel and AVNET specifically focussed on companies that build gaming. The main topics were graphics, manageability and of course, virtualization. I am always eager to fold real-life…

Available Now: Wind River Developer Community for Linux!

By Kay Stanley Check this site out! http://developer.windriver.com. Our initiative to create a resource for our Linux users to connect with others is now a reality! This project focuses on encouraging interactions between Wind River users, Wind River engineers, and embedded Linux community experts. Continue Reading >>

Consolidate, Consolidate, Consolidate

By Mark Hermeling Many telecom applications are actually built up from multiple smaller sub-applications, often running on their own server in a rack, ATCA or otherwise. These servers run on multi-core processors, depending on the age of the last refresh this could be a dual, quad core or more. This is of course nothing new, what's new is how virtualization…

Coming Next Week: Wind River Developer Community for Linux!

By Kay Stanley We have been busy creating a new resource for our Linux users to connect with others! One of the most high profile and exciting initiatives that I've been tasked with, is to partner with other Wind River staff, and create a place for Linux users of all kinds to come together. We've heard what our customers have…

It’s Time for Testers to Step Up

By Paul Henderson RTC Magazine recently published an article that I wrote called "Time to Rethink Software Testing for Embedded Devices". In it I describe some of the new techniques that are possible, and I believe necessary, to delivery high quality device software for embedded devices. When staying 'positive' doesn't pay Getting negative with white box testing Focusing on the…

Test Driven Development Meets Continuous Integration

By Paul Henderson In my last posting I mentioned I'd be running a webinar with James Grenning on Agile testing. James is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on the topic of software development and one of the original authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. We talked about the case for agility where today's embedded software projects are…

Bill-Of-Material

By Mark Hermeling Bill-of-material is something that is important in many devices and I have argued before that virtualization can help with this. Say you have a medical device like an MRI scanner, it is not uncommon that this device has three processors that collaborate. One processor, often in a separate box like an industrial PC, runs MS Windows and…