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Course Length: 
2 Days
CEUs: 
1.5

It is said that the creator of the Java programming language envisioned embedded systems as the target application. Certainly, Java’s built-in thread awareness, prevention of memory leaks, and security model are attractive features for the designers of real-time systems. Unfortunately, the standard Java virtual machines are extremely large and non-deterministic. This course demonstrates that, with the correct JVM, real-time Java programming is possible and powerful. Among other things, students will learn how to tune a garbage collector and develop multithreaded programs in Java.

Audience

  • Embedded programmers contemplating or using Java
  • Engineering managers responsible for language choice

Outline

The following outline is provided as a summary of the major course topics and should not be taken as literally the section-by-subsection lecture breakdown.

  • Introduction
    • Real-Time Systems
    • Real-Time Java
  • Java Threads
    • Thread Creation
    • Thread States
    • Priorities
    • Timers and TimerTasks
  • Preemptive Scheduling
    • Preemption
    • Rate Monotonic Algorithm
    • Schedulable Bound
    • Aperiodic Tasks
    • Priority Inversion
  • Garbage Collection
    • Heap Terminology
    • Reference Counting
    • Mark and Sweep
  • Real-Time Garbage Collection
    • Real-Time Issues
    • Defragmentation
    • Efficiency
    • Preemptibility
    • Collector Pacing
  • Concurrent Programming
    • The Big Picture
    • Mutual Exclusion
    • Memory Visibility
    • Thread-Safe Classes
    • Waiting and Signaling
    • Safety and Liveness
  • Design Patterns
    • Active Objects
    • Message Queueing
    • Guarded Call
    • Thread Barrier
    • Rendezvous
    • Observer

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a basic familiarity with the syntax of the Java programming language.

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