Mind Newsletter - Q1 2013
1. Meet us at FOSDEM and Embedded World !
2. Next Embedded Linux, Device Drivers and Android trainings
3. New Git specific services
4. Technology Focus: Presentations about Buildroot and Remote Upgrades
Mind is proud to announce that it will participate and give presentations at two of this year's most important events in the field of Open Source Software and Embedded Systems.
First of all, Mind will give a presentation about "Emdedded distro shootout: buildroot vs. Debian", on Saturday February 2nd (this week-end !) at 12:00 in the Cross distro devroom at FOSDEM. This presentation will soon be available on our Publications page.
FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the Open Source community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. FOSDEM will take place on February 2nd and February 3rd 2013, in Brussels, Belgium. FOSDEM is entirely free and was visited last year by more than 5,000 developers.
Most of the Mind team will attend FOSDEM, so do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to take this occasion to meet !
Three weeks later, Mind will participate at The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference from February 26th to February 28th 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany.
The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference is the world´s biggest exhibition of its kind and the meeting-place of the international embedded community. More than 800 exhibitors from all over the world will come to Nuremberg again in 2013 to present components, software tools, system development or consulting and services in the field of embedded systems.
As co-exhibitor of DSP Valley, we're looking forward to meeting you on our booth 4-109 !
Due to the growing success of our trainings, we have already planned a number of sessions for the coming months.
The Embedded Linux training is a 5 day training which is intended for developers who want to build an Embedded Linux system from scratch or from commercial Embedded Linux solutions. The course covers the various components of an embedded Linux target (file system, networking, device drivers, processes and scheduler, interrupts, memory management, bootloaders, etc...), as well as the various development choices and debugging possibilities.
Next sessions: March 4th to March 8th 2013, and April 8th to April 12th 2013.
The Linux Kernel and Driver development training is a 5 days training which is intended for developers who want to learn how to write or improve Linux Kernel Drivers for Embedded Linux platforms and Linux in general. In a 50 to 60% lab-time approach, the participants get a real hands-on experience and they learn how to avoid classical pitfalls. The training goes deep into the kernel architecture, the main APIs, the integration of device drivers with other parts of the kernel and with userspace applications.
Next sessions: February 11th to February 15th 2013, and May 13th to May 17th 2013.
The Android™ training is a 3 days training which is intended for developers who want to learn to write Android applications. In a 50 to 60% lab-time approach, the participants get a real hands-on experience and they learn how to work with Android and how to avoid classical pitfalls. The training first describes the Android architecture, and then covers all major parts of the API and application through theory and exercises.
Next sessions: February 4th to February 6th 2013, and May 22nd to May 24th 2013.
On-site trainings can also be organized upon request, to meet your specific project needs and context (in terms of HW platform, Linux distribution, etc...).
For more details, and for the complete training schedule, please visit our Training page.
In order to meet the expectations of a growing number of customers, Mind has developed a Git-specific set of trainings, consultancy and services.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It allows cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.
Whether you just want to investigate if Git could be a solution for your project, or if you want some expert advice or even if you need help with the porting, we can help you out !
Mind has recently given two presentations at The Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and T-DOSE about Remote Upgrades and Buildroot.
The presentation about Remote Upgrades discusses some of the frequently occurring failures during a remote upgrade procedure, such as: power failure, kernel crashes, network failure and data corruption. The presentation explains how they can be anticipated and avoided. We also include examples of concrete use cases.
The presentation about Buildroot explains how this simple and efficient set of scripts can automate all the downloading, cross-compiling and installing in the target file system of the different open-source software components required to build a Linux-based system. This presentation also covers a concrete case study, showing how this simplifies the development process.
To view these presentations or to see our other publications (articles, white papers, presentations, etc...), please visit our Publications page.
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