Embedded Linux Development Using Eclipse

Embedded Linux Development Using Eclipse

1st Edition - November 13, 2008

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  • Author: Doug Abbott
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750686549
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080942797

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Description

The Eclipse environment solves the problem of having to maintain your own Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which is time consuming and costly. Embedded tools can also be easily integrated into Eclipse. The C/C++CDT is ideal for the embedded community with more than 70% of embedded developers using this language to write embedded code. Eclipse simplifies embedded system development and then eases its integration into larger platforms and frameworks. In this book, Doug Abbott examines Eclipse, an IDE, which can be vital in saving money and time in the design and development of an embedded system. Eclipse was created by IBM in 2001 and then became an open-source project in 2004. Since then it has become the de-facto IDE for embedded developers. Virtually all of the major Linux vendors have adopted this platform, including MontVista, LynuxWorks, and Wind River.

Key Features

*Details the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) essential to streamlining your embedded development process
*Overview of the latest C/C++ Developer's Toolkit (CDT)
*Includes case studies of Eclipse use including Monta Vista, LynuxWorks, and Wind River

Readership

Embedded Linux engineers and designers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Introducing Eclipse
    History
    Eclipse Public License
    Status of Eclipse
    So What is Eclipse Anyway?
    What can you do with Eclipse?
    Summary
    Resources

    Chapter 2 Installation
    System Requirements
    Obtaining Eclipse
    Installation
    Installing Eclipse under Windows
    Embedded Software Development on Windows
    Summary

    Chapter 3 Getting Started
    Start Eclipse
    Basic Concepts
    Perspectives, editors and views
    Menus
    Configuring Eclipse
    Summary

    Chapter 4 C/C++ Developers’ Toolkit (CDT)
    Obtaining the Sample Source Code
    Creating a New Project
    Adding Source Code to the Project
    The Program
    Building the Project
    Debugging the Project
    Linking Projects
    Refactoring
    Summary
    Resources

    Chapter 5 Eclipse CDT – Digging Deeper
    User-supplied Makefiles
    Thermostat internals
    Debugging multi-threaded programs
    Working with embedded target hardware
    Summary

    Chapter 6 Device Software Development Platform
    Adding on to Eclipse
    Target Management and the Remote System Explorer (RSE)
    Native Application Builder (NAB)
    Other DSDP subprojects
    Summary

    Chapter 7 Plug-in Development Environment (PDE)
    Installing the PDE
    So what is a plug-in
    Our first plug-in
    Building and exporting a plug-in
    Exploring further
    Rich Client Platform (RCP)
    Summary
    Resources

    Chapter 8 Eclipse Advanced Features
    UML
    CVS
    Summary
    Resources

    Chapter 9 Eclipse-based Development Products
    Why buy it?
    LynuxWorks – Luminosity
    MontaVista – DevRocket
    Wind River – Workbench
    Summary

    Appendix A – The Eclipse Public License
    Open Source Initiative OSI - Eclipse Public License v 1.0

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2008
  • Published: November 13, 2008
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750686549
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080942797

About the Author

Doug Abbott

Doug Abbott is a consultant with over thirty years’ experience, specializing in hardware and software for industrial and scientific data acquisition and embedded product applications. Doug is also a popular instructor and seminar leader, who teaches classes in PC technology and real-time programming for University of California Berkeley Extension. He has taught the techniques of real-time programming and multi-tasking operating systems to hundreds of professional engineers.

Doug Abbott is the principal of Intellimetrix, a consulting firm in Silver City, NM, specializing in hardware and software for industrial and scientific data acquisition and embedded product applications. Among his past and pre-sent clients are Agilent Technologies, Tektronix, Sandia National Laboratory and numerous smaller high-tech com-panies in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Abbott has over thirty years experience in various aspects of computer hardware and software design and has been an independent consultant for the past fifteen years. Prior to founding Intellimetrix, he managed software de-velopment for DSP Technology, Inc, a leading supplier of high-speed instrumentation.

Doug is also a popular instructor and seminar leader, who teaches classes in PC technology and real-time program-ming for University of California Berkeley Extension. He has taught the techniques of real-time programming and multi-tasking operating systems to hundreds of professional engineers. These classes can also be customized and made available for on-site presentation.

Mr. Abbott received an MSEE degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Intellimetrix, Inc., Silver City, NM, USA

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  • SetonSchroeder Mon Oct 01 2018

    Good depth into Project configuration

    Good depth into Project configuration settings.