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Embedded software pioneer stars in free webcasts

Apr 12, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

MontaVista founder James Ready will present a series of free (with registration) Webinars for embedded software developers. The initial session discusses how Linux and Eclipse have improved developer efficiency and “revolutionized the industry,” and will be timed for European, U.S., and… Australian audiences.

Ready pioneered development of the first commercially viable RTOS (real-time operating system), VRTX, during the early- to mid-1980s, as co-founder of Hunter & Ready Systems (which later became Ready Systems). He went on to found MontaVista in 1999, making it one of the very first software companies — if not the first — to focus exclusively on embedded Linux. Today, Ready continues to guide MontaVista's technology focus, serving as CTO.

Ready's first Webinar is entitled, “Making Linux and Eclipse work for you.” During the hour-long event, the industry luminary will describe Linux's current embedded capabilities, particularly in regard to real-time. He will also focus on Eclipse based development tools for Linux, and discuss the latest in Linux run-time analysis tools, such as memory leak detection and performance profiling, MontaVista said.

MontaVista earlier this month shipped a new “all-plugin” version of its Eclipse-based tools, along with a new MontaVista Linux 5.0 release touted as smaller and better for real-time applications.

In May and June, additional Webinars on topics such as security and virtualization will be added, according to the company.

To accommodate U.S., European, and Australian audiences, the initial Webinar will be offered:

  • Wed., Apr. 25, at 11 A.M. PDT
  • Tues., May 1, at 10 A.M. EDT (3 P.M. in the U.K. and 4 P.M. in Scandinavia)

Audiences can enroll at any time prior to the webcast date; additional details can be found here.

Webinars on embedded Linux are also available from MontaVista competitor TimeSys, which recently added a PodCast series featuring fun interviews with Thomas Gleixner, Rob Landley, and possibly other well-known embedded Linux contributors.

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