Date: June 17
Room: CGN room B205
Title: Coding Standards - Given the ANSI C Standard why do I still need a Coding Standard?
A few years ago, there was an advertisement of BMW on the British
television. The text was something like: "Contains more computing power than it took
to take man to the moon". If you are of the opinion that this is good, you
should not miss this presentation.
It is about the flaws in the definition of the C-language, about flaws in
Compilers, about flaws in management decisions concerning choice of
processors and compilers, about flaws in how programmers handle the
language and about what you can do to keep the damage to a minimum.
It will not be a theoretical talk but real-life experience.
Open to anyone with a basic knowledge of C-programming.
is a CASE-Consultant with AtosOrigin
- Technical Automation
- In-Product Software. Originally from Curaçao, an island in the
Caribbean, he now lives in the Netherlands. His main jobs concern the
usage of the C-language, Code Quality Assessments, Coding Standards, Code
Architecture and Build Management especially in the area of Embedded
Software. In general he tries to fix the gap between SPI (CMM) and the
work floor (Programmers) He is also a member of the Dutch and
International SC22/WG14 Committee and a teacher of the 'Safer C' course
developed by Les Hatton. He started with Software Engineering in 1971, he
is a real 'old hand' with long-term experience of all levels of Software
Engineering. The first computer he worked on was an IBM 1410 with 4K of
core memory, at that time one of the biggest in Europe. In his spare time
he is a father of 3 kids, a diving instructor and on non-rainy days he
likes to take his Kawasaki Vulcan 750 out for a spin.