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If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?: Embedded Debugging Methods Revealed: Technical Mysteries for Engineers
     

If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?: Embedded Debugging Methods Revealed: Technical Mysteries for Engineers

by Lisa K. Simone
 

ISBN-10: 0750682183

ISBN-13: 9780750682183

Pub. Date: 03/23/2007

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This new book manages the unthinkable- it conveys crucial technical information to engineers without boring them to tears! In this unique reference, expert embedded designer Lisa Simone provides the solutions to typical embedded software debugging problems from a fresh new perspective. She introduces a team of engineers who readers will recognize from their own

Overview

This new book manages the unthinkable- it conveys crucial technical information to engineers without boring them to tears! In this unique reference, expert embedded designer Lisa Simone provides the solutions to typical embedded software debugging problems from a fresh new perspective. She introduces a team of engineers who readers will recognize from their own workplaces, and then confronts them with real-world debugging scenarios of progressive complexity, drawing the reader into the “mysteries” with their new fictional colleagues, and guiding them step-by-step toward successful solutions.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Case of the Irate Customer: Debugging Other People's Code, Fast
Chapter 2: The Newest Employee: Learning the Embedded Ropes Through Code Inheritance
Chapter 3: It Compiles with No Errors; It Must Work! Integrating Changes in a Larger System
Chapter 4: The Case of Thermal Runaway: Rare Transient Bugs are Still Bugs
Chapter 5: The Case of the Creeping Slider Carriage and the Case of the Hesitating Clock: Alternate Methods of Understanding System Performance
Chapter 6: If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?
Chapter 7: The Case of the Rapid Heartbeat: Meeting the Spirit of the Requirement
Chapter 8: What Kind of Error Message is "lume Fault"? When all of the Symptoms Seem Impossible
Chapter 9: When It's Not Hardware, It's Software. And Vice Versa. Blurring the Interface.
Chapter 10: Li Mei’s List of Debugging Secrets

·Unique format casts the reader as "technical detective" by presenting a new mystery in every chapter
·Not another dry technical book! Conversational tone and intriguing quandaries draw the reader into the action, while teaching crucial debugging skills
·The final chapter, a summary of the smart debugging techniques introduced throughout the book, is a quick reference to help solve future problems

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750682183
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/23/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Case of the Irate Customer: Debugging Other People's Code, Fast
Chapter 2: The Newest Employee: Learning the Embedded Ropes Through Code Inheritance
Chapter 3: It Compiles with No Errors; It Must Work! Integrating Changes in a Larger System
Chapter 4: The Case of Thermal Runaway: Rare Transient Bugs are Still Bugs
Chapter 5: The Case of the Creeping Slider Carriage and the Case of the Hesitating Clock: Alternate Methods of Understanding System Performance
Chapter 6: If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire?
Chapter 7: The Case of the Rapid Heartbeat: Meeting the Spirit of the Requirement
Chapter 8: What Kind of Error Message is "lume Fault"? When all of the Symptoms Seem Impossible
Chapter 9: When It's Not Hardware, It's Software. And Vice Versa. Blurring the Interface.
Chapter 10: Li Mei’s List of Debugging Secrets

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