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Useful article on testing RTS
Dr Dobbs article by Jonathan Erickson interviewing Paul Henderson on Testing Real-Time Systems via the Core Newsletter. While obviously biased towards Wind River solutions, the article is IMHO well worth the read with some very relevent and insightful comments with regards to embedded testing.
Re: Useful article on testing RTS
Thanks Shane, that article was useful even though I'm reading it almost 2 months later. Paul put embedded testing in a nice neat package in terms of overall approach.
This quote really hit home for me:
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Embedded devices are like turtle shells " tough to get past the exterior to gain knowledge of the animal inside.
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I just experienced something yesterday where I see this random line stating in my ongoing spew of log information: "ALRT: packets dropped" which is not necessarily a problem if this were a PC application or a web application but in the embedded world where data is being wirelessly communicating from one device to another, dropped information/data could be a big problem. Worse part, this was something happening occasionally and it took me 4.5hrs yesterday to get the situation to repeat under certain conditions.