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A guide to domain specific modeling - Part 3: Higher abstraction levels

In Part 3 in a series, the authors discuss the ways domain specific modeling raises the level of abstraction beyond programming using concepts and Read More


A guide to domain specific modeling - Part 2: Modeling examples

In Part 2 in a series, the authors use the example of mobile phone software design to illustrate the differences between domain specific modeling and Read More


A guide to domain specific modeling - Part 1: Code- vs. model-driven design

In Part 1 in a series on domain specific modeling, the authors look at at the differences between code-driven techniques such as DSM vs. more Read More


A multitasking kernel in one line of code - almost

If all you want to do is just some basic multithreading or multitasking, here is a guide to how to make judgments on system complexity and some Read More


Share and share alike

How shared code in an embedded software application is implemented, illustrated with examples where its use was the solution to intractable problems. Read More


A Programmable Interface for Extending Android Security

The design and implementation of a proposed Android Security Modules (ASM) framework, which provides a programmable interface for defining new Read More


Safe and secure object-oriented programming with Ada 2012's contracts

Ada 2012’s contract-based OOP approach combines the full expressiveness of the object-oriented methodology with the safety and security that have Read More


Do you really need source code?

Do you need the source code for your RTOS or for any other software IP? This article investigates whether source code access makes sense in all Read More


Device registers in C

Using C language’s low level capabilities to access registers in peripheral devices should be simple and straight forward, but because no standard Read More


Enhancing Security by Diversifying Instruction Sets

How to make network connected processors secure by implementing hardware support for instruction-set randomization (ISR), thus providing a unique Read More


Using ARM TrustZone to Build a Trusted Language Runtime for Mobile Apps

Design of the Trusted Language Runtime (TLR), a system that protects the confidentiality and integrity of .NET mobile applications from OS security Read More


Effective use of Pthreads in embedded Linux designs: Part 1 – The multitasking paradigm

The author explains how multitasking can be used to make application code more responsive in embedded Linux designs. Read More


Software visual analytics for program structure and metrics comprehension

A tool set for visual programming analysis that supports static analysis, quality metrics computation, and clone detection, using table lenses, Read More


Go Forth!

Colin Walls provides an example of why he thinks Forth, an interpretive stack-based programming language popular in the 1970s, might be a good tool Read More


Function Parameters

Passing parameters to a C function seems simple enough. The details of how that process takes place have a significant impact on the behavior and Read More


Development of Keil compiler constructs for an ARM-based embedded application

Implementation of a compiler using Keil tools for an ARM7TDMI-S MCU that reduces code size to approximately 5% of that which has already passed Read More


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