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Real-Time Embedded Framework

Key Concept: A Real-Time Embedded Framework (RTEF) is an implementation of the Active Object design pattern specifically designed for real-time embedded systems. RTEF provides the

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Active Object (Actor)

Key Concept: Active Objects combine event-driven programming with multithreading. They naturally implement and automatically enforce the best practices of concurrent programming. Best Practices Active Object

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Event-Driven Programming

Key Concept: Embedded systems need a program structure that can respond to a multitude of possible event sequences, any of which can arrive at unpredictable

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Sequential Programming

Key Concept: A sequential program explicitly waits in-line, for the expected events in various places in the execution path. This explicit waiting for events is

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Event Loop

RTOS Without Blocking?

In my previous post, “RTOS Considered Harmful”, I have identified blocking as the main cause of the particular brittleness and inflexibility of the programs based

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RTOS harmful

RTOS Considered Harmful

I have to confess that I’ve been experiencing a severe writer’s block lately. It’s not that I’m short of subjects to talk about, but I’m

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Garbage

A Heap of Problems

Some design problems never seem to go away. You think that anybody who has been in the embedded software development business for a while must

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