Posts from Eindhoven
Is Behavior & Test Driven Development an essential aspect of professional software engineering? Leaders such as
#UncleBob compare it to ‘double entry bookkeeping’: a crucial discipline. He claims that when our industry doesn’t
professionalize quickly, we have the risk that B&TDD will be enforced by law (too).
So, it can be wise to learn to practice it quickly.
It is not easy to start when writing (long-lasting) embedded systems. We have other demands, codebases with a
lot of history. Still, we can (& should).
And we have an advantage, our Typically engineers are clever: When they understand the objectives, they will find a solution; that is their job!
Updated on 2020/07/15
This old article was never really published. As it fits my new MESS blogs, I reworked and posted it again. This is part-I; I expect other parts coming weeks.
2 * 1 hour
The publish-subscribe architecture-pattern is very popular to route messages, according to WikiPedia. It is used much more generic, however. This workshop shows how
to use it in an embedded application, or another single process application.
Then it becomes a HighTech (embedded) software design pattern.
We start with a simple implementation of Pub/Sub. You can experiment with that (Python) code and/or port it to your favorite language. Then, you are asked to design a cached, distributed version. Which is a bit more ambitious. And even though the result is probably pointless, it’s a great Design-Exercise and a lot of fun!
It will help you to understand Pub/Sub, help you to use it in embedded software. Eventually, you may need Pub/Sub in a
distributed environment. Then, it is better to use one of the existing ones, like DDS (Data Distribution Service); which more efficient and even
But, by knowing how to implement it and are able to design it, will help you to use it for the better
2 * 1 hour
This workshop is about the ThreadPoolExecutor (‘TPE’ for friends): a pool of workers implemented with Threads. This is a modern, advanced design-pattern available in many languages.
You will get an introduction to the concepts, to be able to use the ‘TPE’. Also, we study Python implementation, to practice design-analyse.
Regelmatig krijg ik ‘Embedded Linux Experts’ aangeboden; bijvoorbeeld voor het HTLD-team (HighTech Linux Delivery). Vaak zijn goede mensen, met Linux ervaring; maar toch niet de mensen die ik zoek. Het blijkt erg lastig voor niet direct betrokken, om de juiste experts te spotten. Daarom een paar hints waarmee je “de” Embedded Linux Expert herkent. Immers, alleen het woordje ‘Linux’ op een CV is onvoldoende!