Debugging Embedded Microprocessor Systems

Author: Stuart Ball
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ISBN: 0750699906
Publisher: Newnes (25 March, 1998)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 140,292
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
A black art
Having being inolved in debugging embedded systems from a hardware and software perspective for a number of years, I found it amusing that someone else out there shared my sentiments.

Mr. Ball has a good logical approach to fault finding and these techniques can be learnt saving years of 'doing it the hard way'.
As for Mr. Ball's attitude towards marketing\management, well I found it amusing and unless you are very lucky, always present to some extent in the workplace.

I would strongly recommend buying this book as hardware and software are so closely related in an embedded system that coverage of both disciplines in extremely valuable.

Learning about the stunts that Management can pull is generally not covered outside of a Dilbert strip.

Rating: 3 out of 5
Practical information but opinionated.
This book describes some practical debugging techniques. The reading is not very heavy. My biggest complaint is that the author appears to carry a big chip on his shoulder regarding the relationship between engineering and marketing, sales, and management. Unfortunately, this detracts from what would otherwise be a good book. Some of the comments made against management and marketing indicate quite a bit of resentment that has built up over the years. This book should not have been the vehicle to express it.

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