Pro Linux Embedded Systems [NOOK Book]

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Today, Linux is included with nearly every embedded platform. Embedded developers can take a more modern route and spend more time tuning Linux and taking advantage of open source code to build more robust, feature-rich applications. While Gene Sally does not neglect porting Linux to new hardware, modern embedded hardware is more sophisticated than ever: most systems include the capabilities found on desktop systems. This book is written from ...

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Overview

Today, Linux is included with nearly every embedded platform. Embedded developers can take a more modern route and spend more time tuning Linux and taking advantage of open source code to build more robust, feature-rich applications. While Gene Sally does not neglect porting Linux to new hardware, modern embedded hardware is more sophisticated than ever: most systems include the capabilities found on desktop systems. This book is written from the perspective of a user employing technologies and techniques typically reserved for desktop systems.





  • Modern guide for developing embedded Linux systems


  • Shows you how to work with existing Linux embedded system, while still teaching how to port Linux


  • Explains best practices from somebody who has done it before




What you’ll learn


  • The anatomy of an embedded Linux project


  • How to create an embedded Linux development environment


  • How to configure and build an embedded Linux kernel


  • How to configure and build open source projects for embedded systems


  • How to minimize resources and boot times


  • What resources are available in open source to help you build your project




Who this book is for


This book is for professional embedded developers who have an understanding of basic software development concepts. You don’t have to be familiar with Linux, but you should be comfortable working from the command-line.



Table of Contents


  1. About Embedded Linux


  2. Configuring the Software Environment


  3. Target Emulation and Virtual Machines


  4. Starting Your Project


  5. Getting Linux for Your Board


  6. Creating a Linux Distribution from Scratch


  7. Booting the Board


  8. Configuring the Application Development Environment


  9. Application Development


  10. Debugging Applications


  11. Kernel Configuration and Development


  12. Real Time


  13. Using Open Source Software Projects


  14. BusyBox


  15. System Design


  16. System Tuning


  17. Deploying Applications


  18. Handling Field Updates




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430272267
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/27/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 550
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Gene Sally has been working with computers ever since his awkward teenage years. For the past eight or so years, Gene has been employed as an engineer, technical writer, trainer and expert tinkerer with Linux in an embedded environment.
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