Is Carrier Grade Linux finding new friends?

By Paul Tingey While browsing the web recently I was interested to find an article (Carrier Grade Linux moves beyond telecoms into data centers, virtualization) featuring an interview with Bill Weinberg of the OSDL. In the article Weinberg outlines his view that Carrier Grade Linux has matured to a point where it's pushing out from it's traditional heartland of management…

View from Above.

By Mike Deliman It's not every day you can watch your work in action. It's even less often that you get to watch your work watching your work in action. :) Mars' latest arrival takes picture of second oldest running vehicle on the planet. Click for a high-res image Considering it's a photo taken from orbit while in motion... isn't…

A380 delays

By Paul Parkinson I was saddened to read in the news last week that EADS said that production of the Airbus A380 will be delayed a year (Forbes). Last year, I had the opportunity to attend a Professional Engineering Institutions lecture "A380 - Meeting The Challenge", which was given by Iain Gray, Managing Director of Airbus UK. The lecture covered…

Why engineers are “immune” to marketing messages…

By Michael Scharf On Friday, I read Rob McCammon's blog entry titled The Right Requirements Plus Good Advice Result in Better Solutions Faster. The message is "don't simply trust requirements, figure out what the real problem is and find a solution for the problem with the help of others". But the real interesting thing is the message behind the message,…

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…

Is footprint still important for desktop applications?

By Michael Scharf I just read Tomas' blog entry titled Is footprint still important for embedded devices? His answer is a clear "Yes." Well, what about desktop applications? Why the heck are desktop applications so slow and memory-hungry? Like Tomas, I bought my first computer in the late Seventies. I did a vacation job for a month and bought the…

Is footprint still important for embedded devices?

By Tomas Evensen Footprint, or the amount of memory your software use, has traditionally been a big deal for embedded devices. But nowadays, with RAM and flash memory cost being a fraction of what it used to be, surely footprint is a non-issue? Just throw in more memory. It's cheap, right? Well, not so fast there Mr. (or Mrs.) Call…

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Welcome to the Wind River Blog Network.  We've assembled over 16 experts on subjects such as Device Software Optimization, Linux, VxWorks, Mobile Handhelds, Automotive, Eclipse, ATCA, A&D, Fixed Mobile Convergence, and Multicore. What's more, members of Wind River's blogging community share their device-software-development tips and tricks.  Learn more (and add your own posts) to such topics as design methodologies, debugging,…

Why open source?

By Doug Gaff As part of my work in the Eclipse DSDP project, I find myself regularly having conversations about the merits of open source software development. There are no shortages of opinion for or against open source. If I’m not justifying the importance of open source contributions to one person or group, I’m defending proprietary software development to another.…

Domain Driven Design: Another buzzword?

By Michael Scharf A few weeks ago I bought the book "Domain Driven Design" by Eric Evans. For many years I've been very sceptical about "Design Methodologies", because they seem complicated and not really practical for the domains I've been working on. So, I did not expect too many new insight when I started reading the book.... How wrong I…