Archive for 2010

  • Recruiting software developers remotely: a cautionary tale…(part two)

    on Sep 23, 10 • by Carolyn Denyer • with 1 Comment

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    As promised…. In my last blog, I promised a joke about recruiters.  And here it is…the classic recruiting joke. A recruiter was hit by a bus on his way to work one day, despite the excellent medical care he received, he unfortunately died on the operating table. According to the After Life Standard Operating Procedure, the recruiter was told he had to visit both Heaven and Hell before making his choice of where he would like to remain.  He told them there was no need to visit Hell, he would just go to Heaven…however, SOPs

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  • VDC Research Honors Klocwork with Embeddy Award

    on Sep 23, 10 • by Meranda Powers • with No Comments

    Award recognizes the most cutting edge product or service for embedded software developers and system engineers NATICK, Mass. — Sep 23, 2010 — VDC Research, the market intelligence and strategy consulting firm for the embedded community, named Klocwork the winner of their annual best in show Embeddy software award at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston, Massachusetts. The company also granted a hardware award at the show. Klocwork was presented with the software award for enhancements made to their static analysis engine, Klocwork Truepath™, which now provides capabilities that help embedded software engineers

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  • Embedded developers: Watch out here comes multicore

    on Sep 21, 10 • by Eric Hollebone • with 3 Comments


    Although multicore and multiprocessor technologies have started to proliferate in the embedded market, smartphone manufacturers are in the midst of a rapid shift to multicores due the market transistion from business users to consumers. It’s becoming evident that in order for handset manufactures to differentiated their products, a feature war has commenced: wireless connectivity, video/flash/audio playback and even video creation/editing/conferencing have become are market drivers. CPU designers have already responded to this need, just last week ARM announced its next generation of Cortex™-A15 MPCore™ design and Intel entered the smartphone cpu market earlier this year with the new Atom

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  • Methods and Tools: Delivering Working Code through Automation and Collaboration

    on Sep 20, 10 • by Lynn Gayowski • with No Comments

    To keep pace with ever-increasing customer demands on software functionality and time-to-market expectations, software developers have had to evolve the way they develop code. The result is the emergence and rapid adoption of the Agile software development methodology. By embracing the ‘early and often’ mantra of Agile, individual software teams and even entire software development organizations can deliver more technology, to more satisfied customers, earlier and more frequently than ever before. However, the reality for many teams trying to successfully execute on the Agile principles is a backlog of software defects interfering with their ability

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  • Dr Dobb’s: Source Code Analysis Tool Extended for Multi/ManyCore

    on Sep 20, 10 • by Lynn Gayowski • with No Comments

    Klocwork, a developer of automated source code analysis tools, has announced new capabilities to overcome the challenges of multicore and multiprocessor development. Klocwork Truepath, Klocwork’s static analysis engine, has been enhanced to address two issues related to multicore and multiprocessor development: Read More

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  • Klocwork Introduces New Capabilities for Multicore and Multiprocessor Software Development

    on Sep 20, 10 • by Meranda Powers • with No Comments

    Source code analysis technology extended to address endian and concurrency coding issues Embedded Systems Conference Boston, BOSTON, Mass. — Sep 20, 2010 — Klocwork, Inc., the global leader in automated source code analysis solutions for improving developer productivity, today announced new capabilities to help software developers overcome the challenges of multicore and multiprocessor development. The growth in multicore and multiprocessor architectures is being driven by demand for more sophisticated feature sets, advanced user interfaces, and perpetual connectivity in next-generation embedded devices. According to data from VDC Research, use of multicore and/or multiprocessor designs is expected

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  • Recruiting software developers remotely: a cautionary tale… (part one)

    on Sep 16, 10 • by Carolyn Denyer • with 1 Comment

    Next HR remote candidate

      There have been a number of stories about internet dating gone bad lately.  One regularly hears stories about how people misrepresent themselves on dating websites; use old pictures, or even someone else’s pictures to lure unsuspecting love interests in. These type of experiences are not limited to those seeking love…it also happens to those seeking a job, or those seeking an employee.  Technology is a wonderful thing but should never be used in place of the good old face to face meeting that must happen in the recruiting process (and in the love match

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  • Software Tool Validation for the FDA

    on Sep 14, 10 • by Brendan Harrison • with No Comments

    Open source and medical devices

    We get many questions from medical devices customers on how they should validate the use of Klocwork’s static analysis tools for the FDA. I suspect the situation would be similar for most vendors of software development tools. As we’ve done before, we thought it would be a good idea to ask Bruce Swope from SterlingTech Software to clarify this whole topic for us. [Brendan] First, what is tool validation? [Bruce] Tool validation is the act of demonstrating that a tool will consistently produce expected results. [Brendan] How can a medical device company know whether they

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  • IEC 62304 – The Basics

    on Sep 9, 10 • by Brendan Harrison • with 2 Comments

    MRI Software

    IEC 62304 is becoming a hot topic amongst medical device software professionals. We asked Bruce Swope, VP Engineering at SterlingTech Software for his views on this standard and what it all means for medical device companies. Bruce has extensive experience in medical device software development and he is an expert in leading Class III medical software products to commercial release. His depth of experience also spans the development of enterprise solutions, security applications, internal applications, and process control systems. He has been an early adopter of quality practices including ISO 9000 processes, Common Criteria Certification

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  • Refactoring vs. Rewriting: Why it matters

    on Aug 31, 10 • by Eric Hollebone • with 3 Comments


    As new words and concepts diffuse in to wider use, their definitions become simpler or broaden to cover more scope.  Like the kid’s telephone game, each time the concept is passed to another developer, the information gets a little more muddled. In software development, declaration, macros, syntax and other programming constructs have to be exact or the compilers will fail.  Yet, when developers discuss concepts about programming, most of the time, that precision of language is lost. The telephone game  seems to have happened to refactoring.  I subscribe to what would be consider the  “classic” definition of  refactoring

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