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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)

Working with breakpoints

In this recipe, we will learn more advanced debugging techniques when working with the GDB. We will use the same sample application and use breakpoints to find the dependency of the actual delay on the value of the delay_ms parameter. 

Working with breakpoints in the GDB is similar to working with breakpoints in debuggers integrated into IDE, the only difference being that instead of using the built-in editor to navigate the source code, developers have to learn to use line numbers, filenames, or function names explicitly.

This is less convenient than click-and-run debuggers, but the flexibility allows developers to create powerful debugging scenarios. In this recipe, we will learn how to use breakpoints in the GDB.

How to do it...