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February 15, 2010

Bart Trojanowski
Bart's Blog
» Debian on UBIFS upgrade on SheevaPlug

I picked up a SheevaPlug recently. In a few weeks I'll try to use it as a git server in a classroom setting at Flourish Conf, where I will be speaking about Git.

This platform consists of a 1.2 GHz ARM processor (Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l)), 512M of SDRAM, 512M of NAND flash, 1Gbit ethernet, USB, SD card reader, and ... well, that's it.

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June 2, 2009

Rick Leir
» Building embedded Linux systems

Building embedded Linux systems / Karim Yaghmour, O’Reilly, 2008

This book is more about architecture than coding. It looks to be practical and really useful. Legendary ORA quality. 400 pages.

Get it here at OPL

March 11, 2009

Rick Leir
» Professional multicore programming

Professional multicore programming : design and implementation for C++ developers / Cameron Hughes, Tracey Hughes, Wiley, 2008

Concurrent programming has become important for a greater proportion of all programmers since commodity PC’s went multicore. Good books on this have been in OPL for years (click on the 5-star tag to see some of them).  This book is useful because it gathers all the important topics into one place.  It starts with a good introduction, then outlines machine architecture for Intel, AMD, Sparc and Cell. Then it gets into programming structure for thread synchronization, with code examples in C++.  It has good reference information on Posix threads (pthreads).  It is intended for C++ programmers, but Java programmers will gain from reading it too.

Get it here at OPL

February 20, 2009

Rick Leir
» Linux appliance design

Linux appliance design : a hands-on guide to building Linux appliances / by Bob Smith, No Starch Press, 2007

Here is a good practical introduction to designing appliances (DVRs, routers, any intelligent device) using Linux and open source tools. It discusses architecture then practical details with example code. The book is very readable, and the authors clearly have real experience.

Get it here at OPL