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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)

Setting up the build system in a Docker container

In this recipe, we will set up a Docker container to run Ubuntu 18.04 on your desktop or laptop. It does not matter what operating system runs on your machine, as Docker supports Windows, macOS, and Linux. As a result of this recipe, you will have a unified, virtualized Ubuntu Linux build system running within your host operating system.

If your operating system already runs Ubuntu Linux, feel free to skip to the next recipe.

How to do it...

We are going to install the Docker application on our laptop or desktop and then use a ready-made image of Ubuntu to run this operating system in a virtual environment:

  1. In your web browser, open the following link and follow...