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Software Engineering for Real-time Systems Volume 1: Foundations (The engineering of real-time embedded systems)

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Software Engineering for Real-time Systems, a three-volume book-set, aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to develop and produce real-time, and in particular, embedded systems. Their core purpose is to convince readers that these systems need to be engineered in a rigorous, professional and organised way. The objective of volume 1 is to give a good grounding in the basics of the subject. It begins by describing what real-time systems are, their structures and applications, and the impact of these on software design in general. Following this is a chapter that shows clearly why a professional design approach is imperative in order to produce safe, reliable and correct software. Next up is a chapter that deals with the issues of requirements extraction, analysis and specification, including the topics of rapid and animation prototyping. Rounding off volume 1 is a chapter that introduces the basic concepts of software and program design, including modularization, structured programming and mainstream software design methods The material, which forms the foundations for later work, is essential reading for those new to real-time software. Note for lecturers who adopt this book as a required course textbook.Supporting material is available, covering both exercises (Word) and course slides (PowerPoint). This is provided free of charge. For further information contact me at [email protected] author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems. See: www.lindentreeuk.co.uk
Author: Jim Cooling
Published by: Lindentree Associates | Publication date: 06/27/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 334 pages

Real-time Operating Systems: Book 1 - The Theory (The engineering of real-time embedded systems)

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Eleven 5-star reviews at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GO6VSGEThis book deals with the fundamentals of operating systems for use in real-time embedded systems. It is aimed at those who wish to develop RTOS-based designs, using either commercial or free products. It does not set out to give you the knowledge to design an RTOS; leave that to the specialists. The target readership includes:Students.Engineers, scientists and mathematicians moving into software systems.Professional and experienced software engineers entering the embedded field.Programmers having little or no formal education in the underlying principles of software-based real-time systems.The material covers the key ‘nuts and bolts’ of RTOS structures and usage (as you would expect, of course). In many cases it shows how these are handled by practical real-time operating systems. After studying this even the absolute beginner will see that it isn’t particularly difficult to implement RTOS-based designs and should be confident to take on such work. Now, that’s the easy part; the really challenging aspect is how to best structure the application software in the first place. If your design is poorly-structured then, no matter which RTOS you use, you are very likely to run into problems of reliability, performance, safety and maintainability. Hence the book places great emphasis on ways to structure the application software so that it can be effectively implemented using an RTOS. The author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems.See: www.lindentreeuk.co.uk
Author: Jim Cooling
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 219 pages

Real-time Operating Systems: Book 2 - The Practice (The engineering of real-time embedded systems)

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There’s something really satisfying about turning theory into practice, bringing with it a great feeling of accomplishment. Moreover it usually deepens and solidifies your understanding of the theoretical aspects of the subject, while at the same time eliminating misconceptions and misunderstandings. So it’s not surprising that the the fundamental philosophy of this book is that ‘theory is best understood by putting it into practice’. Well, that’s fine as it stands. Unfortunately the practice may a bit more challenging, especially in the field of real-time operating systems. First, you need a sensible, practical toolset on which to carry out the work. Second, for many self-learners, cost is an issue; the tools mustn’t be expensive. Third, they mustn’t be difficult to get, use and maintain. So what we have here is our approach to providing you with a low cost toolset for RTOS experimentation.The toolset used for this work consists of:A graphical tool for configuring microcontrollers (specifically STM32F variants) - STM32CubeMX software application.An Integrated Development Environment for the production of machine code.A very low cost single board computer with inbuilt programmer and debuggerAll software, which is free, can be run on Windows, OSX or Linux platforms. The Discovery kit is readily available from many electronic suppliers. The RTOS used for this work is FreeRTOS, which is integrated with the CubeMX tool.The author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems.See: www.lindentreeuk.co.uk
Author: Jim Cooling
Published by: Lindentree Associates | Publication date: 05/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 365 pages

Modelling software with pictures: UML diagramming for real-time embedded systems (The engineering of real-time embedded systems)

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This book sets out to show embedded software engineers how to model their designs using diagrams in an effective, clear and useful way. A key aspect in all of this is the sensible application of a set of diagrams defined within the Unified Modelling Language (UML) standard. It is aimed at those designing - or who intend to design - software for real-time embedded systems (RTESs).One 5-star review at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010EAABLSThe content of this book falls into two quite distinct categories. The first, covered by chapters 1 to 3, is a ‘selling’ mission, to try to make you understand why it really is a good idea to use modelling methods in your designs. The next set of chapters is organized on a model-by-model basis. The diagrams described are those that we have found to be especially useful in the development of RTESs. This isn’t limited to just the syntax and semantic aspects (such information is widely available) but also tries to show how and why such diagrams are used. Rounding things off is chapter 9, ‘Practical diagramming issues’. This is especially important as it provides practical guidance on using UML diagrams for the design and development of real-time systems.The author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems. See: www.lindentreeuk.co.uk
Author: Jim Cooling
Published by: Lindentree Associates | Publication date: 06/24/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 269 pages

freeRTOS: A practical approach with Arduino

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Extend the capabilities and power of your applications using Real-Time Operating System features.This book combines two powerful tools: Arduino and freeRTOS.Resources addressed:Interrupts: Addresses communication between hardware interrupts and tasks.Tasks: Allow parallel programming to better organize execution and code.Semaphores: Allows you to control concurrent access to resources and communication between tasks.Queues: It allows to communicate multiple items between tasks and is explored through several examples, in association with interruptions and tasks.Task notification: Sending values ​​to task directly through task notification, without using queues or semaphores.Software Timer: Without having to control for interruptions, call a function of your own in time or after a timeout only once.We will approach the concepts, through brief explanations and listings of sample source codes, which will often be expanded in stages. In this way we will present and explain the mechanisms of programming in multiple tasks and their mechanisms of support, control of access to resources, communication between tasks.Understanding concepts will be given by their incremental introduction, tracking changes and improvements in the code, which you can go testing on your Arduino (if you prefer), or just go through the accompanying explanation.Some companion or book listings are posted on the internet as a supplement.The Arduino platform, which further popularized digital electronics (even for those with no specific training) and at the same time facilitated the creation of product prototypes, for startups, makers, and even for engineers and programmers of experienced embedded systems .freeRTOS, the Real-Time Operating System, which supports a large amount of microcontrollers and development environment, and has become a de facto standard. The union of these two platforms, facilitated by the development of a freeRTOS package that can be easily added to the Arduino IDE (and in this book you'll see how to do this), will allow you to learn how to develop powerful and easy-to-maintain applications.Each has its own style of studying programming. I prefer to read over, examining areas of greater interest, and then "lay hands on the mass." You may prefer to follow step by step what is presented and then venture into making your modifications and creating your solutions.Think of this book as a complement to your Arduino programming knowledge or programming for embedded systems in general. The focus is to get you started (or increase your knowledge) in multitasking for MCUs, using freeRTOS in your projects, whatever platform you prefer among the many supported platforms.
Author: Max Back
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 123 pages

Software Engineering for Real-time Systems Volume 3: Implementation and Performance Issues (The engineering of real-time embedded systems)

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Software Engineering for Real-time Systems, a three-volume book-set, aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to develop and produce real-time, and in particular, embedded systems. Their core purpose is to convince readers that these systems need to be engineered in a rigorous, professional and organised way. The objectives of volume 3 are to cover important implementation and performance aspects in the development of real-time embedded systems. This includes:The analysis and testing of source code.Tools and techniques for developing and debugging embedded software.The essential requirements and features of mission and safety-critical systems.Designing for performance.The essentials and use of project documentation, including configuration management and version control techniques.Note for lecturers who adopt this book as a required course textbook. All diagrams can be made available for educational use. These are provided free of charge, in .png format. For further information contact me at [email protected] author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems. See: www.lindentreeuk.co.uk
Author: Jim Cooling
Published by: Lindentree Associates | Publication date: 06/27/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 342 pages

Software Engineering for Real-time Systems Volume 2: Designing and Developing Real-time Software (The engineering of real-time embedded systems)

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Software Engineering for Real-time Systems, a three-volume book-set, aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to develop and produce real-time, and in particular, embedded systems. Their core purpose is to convince readers that these systems need to be engineered in a rigorous, professional and organised way. The purpose of Volume 2 is to introduce key practical issues met in the analysis, design and development of real-time software. Opening this are two chapters concerned with a core aspect of modern software development: diagramming. Chapter 1, a groundwork chapter, explains why diagrams and diagramming are important, what we achieve by using diagrams and the types used in the software development process. Chapter 2 extends this material showing diagrams that are in common use, are integral to mainstream design methods and are supported by computer-based tools. Next to be covered are code-related topics, including code development, code organization and packaging and the integration of program units. This includes fundamental program design and construction techniques, component technology, the programming needs of embedded systems, and how mainstream programming languages meet these requirements. The concluding chapter of shows the application of these aspects to practical software development. It looks at the overall specification-to-coding process using a variety of techniques: structured, data flow, object-oriented, model driven and model based.Note for lecturers who adopt this book as a required course textbook.Supporting material is available, covering both exercises (Word) and course slides (PowerPoint). This is provided free of charge. For further information contact me at [email protected] author: Jim Cooling has had many years experience in the area of real-time embedded systems, including electronic, software and system design, project management, consultancy, education and course development. He has published extensively on the subject, his books covering many aspects of embedded-systems work such as real-time interfacing, programming, software design and software engineering. Currently he is a partner in Lindentree Associates (which he formed in 1998), providing consultancy and training for real-time embedded systems. See: www.lindentreeuk.co.uk
Author: Jim Cooling
Published by: Lindentree Associates | Publication date: 06/27/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 342 pages

Flee the Night (Team Hope Book 1)

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Ex-CIA operative Lacey Montgomery is a liar, a murderer, and a fugitive—or is she? Former Green Beret Jim Micah must either prove her innocence or bring her to justice. Too bad his heart won't stay out of the way. With a little girl's life and national secrets hanging in the balance, Jim and Lacey must trust God to help them flee the secrets of the night.
Published by: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. | Publication date: 09/09/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages

Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry

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The host of the eponymous MSNBC show, Dylan Ratigan offers a bold and original post-partisan program to resuscitate the American Dream. At a time of deep concern with the state of America’s economy and government, it seems that all the media can give us is talking (or screaming) heads who revel in partisan brinkmanship. Then there’s Dylan Ratigan—an award-winning journalist respected and admired across the political spectrum. In Greedy Bastards, he rips the lid off of our deeply crooked system—and offers a way out.Employing the nuanced reporting and critical analysis that have earned him so much respect, Ratigan describes the five “vampires” that are sucking the nation dry, including an educational system that values mediocrity above all else; a healthcare system that is among the priciest and least-effective infrastructures in the industrialized world; a political system in which lobbyists write legislation; a “master-slave” relationship with our Chinese bankers; and an addiction to foreign oil that has sapped our willingness to innovate. In offering solutions to these formidable and entrenched obstacles, he does nothing less than lay the groundwork for a political movement dedicated to tackling the rot at the heart of the country. In its desperation, America needs more than just endless stock tips and Wall Street navel-gazing. It needs passionate debate and smart policy—and a hero to take on the establishment. Dylan Ratigan is that hero, and this is the book that will rally people behind him.
Published by: Simon & Schuster | Publication date: 01/10/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
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