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Embedded Programming with Modern C++ Cookbook

By : Igor Viarheichyk
Book Image

Embedded Programming with Modern C++ Cookbook

By: Igor Viarheichyk

Overview of this book

Developing applications for embedded systems may seem like a daunting task as developers face challenges related to limited memory, high power consumption, and maintaining real-time responses. This book is a collection of practical examples to explain how to develop applications for embedded boards and overcome the challenges that you may encounter while developing. The book will start with an introduction to embedded systems and how to set up the development environment. By teaching you to build your first embedded application, the book will help you progress from the basics to more complex concepts, such as debugging, logging, and profiling. Moving ahead, you will learn how to use specialized memory and custom allocators. From here, you will delve into recipes that will teach you how to work with the C++ memory model, atomic variables, and synchronization. The book will then take you through recipes on inter-process communication, data serialization, and timers. Finally, you will cover topics such as error handling and guidelines for real-time systems and safety-critical systems. By the end of this book, you will have become proficient in building robust and secure embedded applications with C++.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Using static code analyzers

All safety guidelines are defined as extensive sets of specific requirements to the source code or design of the application. Many of these requirements can be checked automatically by using static code analyzers.

Static code analyzers are tools that can analyze the source code and warn developers if they detect code patterns that violate code quality requirements. They are extremely efficient when it comes to error detection and prevention. Since they can be run before the code is built, a lot of errors are fixed at the earliest stage of development, without involving the time-consuming testing and debugging process.

Besides error detection and prevention, static code analyzers are used to prove that the code complies with target requirements and guidelines during the certification process.

In this recipe, we will learn how to use a static...