Build powerful real-time Java platform applications.
The authoritative reference to the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ)—by one of its creators
Complete introduction to Java-based RT development—no real-time experience necessary
Covers scheduling, asynchronous transfer control, timers, non-heap memory, garbage collection, performance tradeoffs, program structure, and more
Written for experienced Java platform developers, this practical guide provides a solid grounding in real-time programming. Dibble, a member of the RTSJ expert group, starts with an overview of real-time issues unique to the Java platform. He then explains how to use each major feature of the RTSJ.
From broad real-time principles to detailed programming pitfalls, Real-Time Java Platform Programming covers everything you need to know to build effective RT programs. Key topics include:
Interoperability with non-RT code, tradeoffs in real-time development, and RT issues for the JVMtm software
Garbage collection, non-heap access, physical and "immortal" memory, and constant-time allocation of non-heap memory
Priority scheduling, deadline scheduling, and rate monotonic analysis
Closures, asynchronous transfer of control, asynchronous events, and timers
State-of-the-art information for RT developers:
Raw memory access
Dozens of code examples and step-by-step walk-throughs