The larger and more complex an embedded design becomes, a great deal more time has to be devoted to issues beyond code generation and debugging, including project management, prototyping and development and system integration and test. Register to attend the ESC DESIGN East in Boston, Ma. Sept. 17-20, for a intense three day immersion in those topics. Of the dozen or so classes and hands-on tutorials to be presented, my Editor’s Top Picks are:
Agile techniques for developing and testing embedded software (ESC-4016) by Robert Oshana. This look at Agile development by Freescale’s director of global software R&D provides practical tools and techniques for implementing this powerful methodology.
Scenario testing with executable uses cases in C (ESC-4020) by James Grenning, This should be a very useful class for developers who want to make sure their software is reliable by the founder of the Agile software development movement.
Mocking your way to the bottom (ESC-1006) , in which Greg Williams and Jordan Schaenzle take developers step by step though the use of mock based unit software testing with little more than the C language, the GCC tool chain and a bundle of open source tools.
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