UML Statechart tip: Be wary of exit-state behavior

This post assumes a basic understanding of UML statechart behavior related to entry/exit-state handling as well as the associated order of processing such events. If needed, please review the references at the end of this post before reading further. It has been nearly 20 years since I first studied UML statecharts. Since that initial exposure, … More UML Statechart tip: Be wary of exit-state behavior

Community + Business == Heartwarming Story

I grew up in the great state of Arkansas. My parents and grandparents were always in-touch with the local and national news and encouraged us to keep up with current events. The Arkansas Gazette and later the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper was read cover-to-cover by the entire family, sparking family discussions on the latest politics and, … More Community + Business == Heartwarming Story

Why I love C++11 for Embedded Software and Firmware (or C++14, or…)

In the firmware and embedded software engineering domains, engineers overwhelmingly choose C as their language of choice. Evidence of this may be seen in the following screen-grab of a presentation by Dan Saks at CppCon2016. I would recommend the entire presentation, which may be found here: https://youtu.be/D7Sd8A6_fYU Selecting C over C++ is a reasonable and conservative choice, especially … More Why I love C++11 for Embedded Software and Firmware (or C++14, or…)