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software glue for embedded devices

Started by bobicanprogram March 31, 2009
The SIMPL project (http://www.icanprogram.com/simpl) produces an ultra
lightweight toolkit useful for gluing together software programs using
the Send/Receive/Reply messaging scheme first pioneered by QNX.     A
SIMPL application consists of two or more interacting modules.   These
modules can be created in a number of supported programming languages
including C, C++, Python, Tcl/Tk and the just released JAVA.    In an
analogy to the complexity hiding capabilities of an integrated circuit
(IC) chip,  the SIMPL project views its modules as softwareICs.

The bulk of the SIMPL projects that I'm aware of tend to be toward the
embedded side of the spectrum although the library can be used on any
Linux installation.

If you've ever had the need to glue an existing JAVA (webservices)
application into a your embedded linux box,  then JAVA-SIMPL is worth
looking at.    This article from a few years back talks about this
concept using a Tcl/Tk programming example:

http://www.hometoys.com/htinews/apr06/articles/appliance/part2.htm

I'm always on the lookout for the "simplest possible demo which has
any proof of concept value",  so I can continue to challenge my SIMPL
developers.    If you have an ideas don't hesitate to contact me
offlist.

Thanks.

bob
SIMPL project facilitator