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Embedded Programming with Modern C++ Cookbook

By : Igor Viarheichyk
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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)

Exploring thread support in C++

Prior to C++11, threads were completely out of the scope of C++ as a language. Developers could use platform-specific libraries, such as pthreads or the Win32 application programming interface (API). Since each library has its own behavior, porting applications to another platform required significant development and testing efforts.

C++11 introduced threads as part of the C++ standard and defined a set of classes to create multithreaded applications in its standard library.

In this recipe, we will learn how to use C++ to spawn multiple concurrent threads in a single application.

How to do it...

In this recipe, we will learn how to create two worker threads that run concurrently.

  1. In your ...