The Art of Programming Embedded Systems

Author: Jack Ganssle
List Price: $99.95
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ISBN: 0122748808
Publisher: Academic Press (17 December, 1991)
Edition: Hardcover
Sales Rank: 133,215
Average Customer Rating: 3.78 out of 5

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Rating: 4 out of 5
A Rendezvous with Realtime Reality
This book appears to encapsulate the themes of Mr. Ganssle's enjoyable magazine articles. As in his columns he has preserved his chatty prose style without seeming too smug about it.

Though Mr. Ganssle presents his ideas very clearly, there are times when more schematics drawings or illustrations would be helpful. In addition, his books contain few code examples; but the ones that are there are very useful. He makes up for these shortcomings by putting forward very practical suggestions to help the reader work smarter.

The biggest criticism I have has to do with the price. I had the opportunity to examine the book before I purchased it, so it was somewhat easier for me to judge the book's value than someone buying it sight unseen. However, this factor will aid me in making future judgments about other books offered by his publisher.

In the final analysis, any embedded software engineer, striving toward the elusive goal of being a better professional, will find valuable suggestions to that end in this book.


Rating: 3 out of 5
outdated but has useful tips for low level programming
Jack Ganssle writes VERY GOOD articles on embedded programming for the magazine Embedded Systems Programming which is probably the best technical magazine available for embedded SW guys. His book has some very useful tips regarding low level programming/debugging issues. The kind of tips most people learn on the job and you will not learn in school. However, overall it is too loosely structured for newbies and kinda outdated for people doing 32 bit work. The current price is also outrageous (I got my 1st edition much cheaper). Save your money and get a subscription to Embedded Systems Programming instead. Not as bad a book as Dr. Hussain states but its not worth $85 either!


Rating: 1 out of 5
The art of programming embedded systems
The book is obsolete. Not much info, for a current graduate of computer science or ee or computer engineering. Samples and techniques are obsolete. Waste of money. don't buy. Probably good for old managers who are not familiar with embedded systems

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