Embedded productivity and engineering skills

December 27, 2004 | 0 Comments

I was at some trade show wandering around with a cynic who was pointing out that every booth advertised productivity improvements. How many improvements we’ve made to [...]

Synchronization blues

December 22, 2004 | 0 Comments

Synchronization is hard in real-time applications, but not as hard as people imagine. If you follow a few simple rules you can make it manageable. Never force priority and [...]

Class and lack thereof

December 20, 2004 | 0 Comments

From the always readable Joel on Software: Attention, FogBugz competitors: a court has ruled that you are welcome to continue to advertise your products when people search [...]

Engineering cool factor

December 20, 2004 | 0 Comments

One of our customers wrote to us today and said that he was impressed with how enthusiastic our engineers are about our software and customer applications. And why not? [...]

Soft real-time and software costs

December 20, 2004 | 0 Comments

Imagine designing an automobile with a motor that runs really well on a demonstration frame, with none of those heavy panels or safety devices, and only tested on a short [...]

What is software security for

December 19, 2004 | 0 Comments

The natural tendency of an engineer is to assume that “security” is an engineering issue that reduces to a type of reliability. And the Common Criteria security [...]
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