From the Publisher
John Lombardo has written an excellent book on working with embedded devices and Linux. He's an exceptional author and a true New Riders VOICE THAT MATTERS. John's eye for detail and accuracy are amazing and it really shows in his work. His thoroughness and understanding of the topic is something you will certainly benefit from. Please share with us what you think of his work. ~Stephanie Wall, Executive Editor, email@example.com
Advantages of Open Source
Disadvantages of Open Source
Real-Time Operating Systems
Static Versus Dynamic Linking
Understanding the Boot Process
Choosing an Embedded Linux Toolkit
Debugging Your Application
The rapid rise of Linux as a standard in embedded devices has resulted in a need for better texts. John Lombaro's in-depth understanding of the topic and his straightforward approach make this the perfect book for getting started in embedded systems programming.
~Bob Young, Chairman and Co-founder, Red Hat, Inc.
From the Author
Linux is a great development environment for many types of applications, and many good books have been written on the subject. This book looks at a very specific area of Linux development - embedded devices. Using Linux on your embedded device seems like a wild fantasy a few short years ago; now it's almost routine. This book will help you get started building the software you need to run your embedded device. It will help you avoid the traps and pitfalls, and keep your system lean - reducing your build cost as much as possible.