From The Horse's Mouth - What Embedded Developers Like and Dislike About Eclipse-Based Development Tools

Mark Melvin (ON Semiconductor)

Mobile And Embedded · Short Talk
Presentation
Tuesday, 11:50, 10 minutes | Room 209/210 | Download in iCal Format

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Mark Melvin

ON Semiconductor uses the Eclipse platform as the basis for its embedded development tools suite for its lineup of ultra-low power, ultra-miniature programmable digital signal processors.

This short talk will take a subjective look at what our users think about our Eclipse-based development tools, and based on interviews and simple survey results will summarize exactly what it is they like and dislike about a product based on the Eclipse platform. The aim of this talk will be to try to uncover the good points and bad points of the Eclipse framework from an end-user perspective, and see exactly how these points might align with recent enhancements and long-standing bug reports.

The group of users surveyed will be made up of assembly language and embedded firmware developers, and will hopefully provide a brief look outside the walls of the Java institution into the world of low-level, embedded development using the base Eclipse platform.

Mark Melvin graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career designing automation equipment and quickly realized that developing the code to control these machines was much more entertaining. Having been bitten by the software bug (no pun intended), he joined Dspfactory (later AMI Semiconductor, Inc. - now ON Semiconductor) in 2002 where he began developing in Python, and later, Java. He currently spends his waking hours extending Eclipse to be the standard embedded development tools platform of choice for the lineup of ultra-low power, ultra-miniature programmable digital signal processors available from ON Semiconductor.

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