Monthly Archives: July 2012

The changing face of programming abstraction in C++

Glennan Carnie

Glennan Carnie

Technical Consultant at Feabhas Ltd
Glennan is an embedded systems and software engineer with over 20 years experience, mostly in high-integrity systems for the defence and aerospace industry.

He specialises in C++, UML, software modelling, Systems Engineering and process development.
Glennan Carnie

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Iterating through containers… options, options options.

Iterating through a container of objects is something we do a lot.  It’s boilerplate code.  It’s also a nice indicator of how C++ is raising the level of abstraction in programming.

So let’s start with a simple container of ADTs:

Now let’s iterate through them, calling the mf() method on each object in turn.  First, we’ll ‘roll our own’ loop.

That’s imperative programming in action; and has the warm, fuzzy feeling of recognition for all C programmers.

Modern C++, […]

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Embedded System Conference – India

Niall Cooling

Director at Feabhas Limited
Co-Founder and Director of Feabhas since 1995.
Niall has been designing and programming embedded systems for over 30 years. He has worked in different sectors, including aerospace, telecomms, government and banking.
His current interest lie in IoT Security and Agile for Embedded Systems.


This year I have honour of being invited to present at the Embedded Systems Conference in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India. Based on previous visits these classes are very well attended and always generate a lot of post-class discussions.

This year I’ve extended my previous 1/2 day class to a full day titled “Programming in C for the ARM Cortex-M Microcontroller”. Having a full day allows me to delve in too much greater detail. The class is broken down in to four subsections:

Cortex-M Architecture
C […]

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Creating a Linux Live USB Thumbstick (The Hard Way)


So recently I needed to create a live system and I had a spare 8 GB USB drive on which to do it.

Looking around the net there’s a lot of solutions to doing this but I needed something that would be independent of the host distribution – I used Fedora 17 in this instance but it might not be in the future – and would work quickly and easily.

This article seeks to document what I did in order to accomplish […]

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