Programming Small Devices
This book's aim is to help students who have been spoiled by
gigabytes of RAM and
gigahertz processors deal with the harsher, leaner world of small
devices. Like Müldner's C
for Java Programmers, it assumes readers already know how to
program, and focuses on dispelling their misconceptions and curing
their sloppy habits. What do you do when you don't have garbage
collection? What do you do when you don't even have floating point,
or when you have to worry about watts as well as bytes? Ranging over
architecture, basic data structures, and neat programming tricks,
this is an excellent introduction to programming in a world where
nothing is free.
Small Devices—Not on the Shelves
I could probably use a book like
this, as long as it also covered compiling and linking issues one finds in
embedded systems programming.
But alas, that book does not exist. Along with seventeen other interesting books
that don't exist, but should (too bad too—Error Handling
is something that needs to be taught, and isn't—I actually had a
university teacher tell me, “If you don't know how to handle the error,
don't check for it,” and that's pretty much the only thing I was
“taught” about error handling in college).
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