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Small Memory Software: Patterns for Systems with Limited Memory
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  • Title Small Memory Software: Patterns for Systems with Limited Memory
  • Author(s) Charles Weir and James Noble
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (November 9, 2000)
  • Hardcover 352 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201596075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201596076
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Book Description

The phenomenal increases in processing power and memory capacity of computing hardware over recent years have allowed manufacturers to produce smaller and smaller computer systems such as palmtop PCs, smart cards and embedded control systems on domestic and industrial appliances. New techniques such as dynamic memory management and object-orientation help programming but tend to require additional memory. Standard programming techniques do not cope with these limited memory-capacity environments.

This book will provide practical help for programmers developing software for this kind of environment. The major content is a series of patterns developed by the authors based on solutions which have been found to work in real-life situations. They range from small system design patterns and process management patterns, to patterns for User Interface development, compression and memory storage.

About the Authors
  • Charles Weir is a Managing Director of Penrillian, United Kingdom, a software house specializing in porting software to Symbian OS smartphones.

  • James Noble is Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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