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James

Senior Software Engineer

MEng - Computer Science, University of Warwick

James has been a software engineer for ITDev since late 2016 and brings with him over a decade of software development experience, mainly in embedded systems.

He enjoys the friendly, fun and collaborative work atmosphere within ITDev.

Outside of ITDev James spends his time on mini home software projects, socialising and going to salsa lessons.

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Posts by James:

Posted 3rd November 2017
Binary Code
Previous articles have explained one traditional aspect of an RTOS, responsive scheduling. This article details other factors to consider when choosing to use an RTOS.
Posted 26th October 2017
All real-time operating systems have “gotchas”, even those targeted at critical applications. The most infamous is “priority inversion”. This article outlines what this is and explains how it can ...more
Posted 19th October 2017
Disabling interrupts can cripple system responsiveness. This article discusses how RTOSes minimise interrupt disabling to give the best possible response time to critical events.
Posted 12th October 2017
Starting line
In the embedded world, the use of a real-time operating system (RTOS) is commonplace, and with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) they are becoming more so. You may be deciding to use an RTOS ...more
Posted 4th October 2017
A Google self-driving car at the intersection of Junction Ave and North Rengstorff Ave in Mountain View.
Critical systems must meet deadlines reliably. A driverless car must stop in time to avoid collisions, so how does it try to ensure this? This blog is the first in a series of posts that introduces ...more

Latest Blog Posts

Posted 27th July 2018, By Steven S
We often work on client projects that use the Linux operating system (OS), either as a desktop operating system or on their embedded system. The core of the ...more
Balancing the benefits of contractors vs consultants
Posted 19th June 2018, By Jon O
Recently I was in discussion with a potential client about the challenges he was having with resourcing one of his projects. His automatic assumption was to ...more
Posted 30th May 2018, By Hugh J
If you’ve worked on projects where a full UVM test bench was used you’ll probably have appreciated the benefits it gives you. Unfortunately, sometimes it is ...more
Posted 22nd March 2018, By Andy C
Can Continuous Integration, or CI, really make you and your team look awesome? We had a customer visit us recently for a progress meeting. We logged into our ...more

Latest News

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Posted 7th August 2018
As mentioned in our last news item, we have 3 summer interns working with us for 10 weeks over the summer. We combined a celebration of their joining the team ...more
Posted 13th July 2018
With our success in recruiting two graduates already this summer and the imminent arrival of 3 summer interns, we've had to make some rearrangements in the ...more
Posted 15th June 2018
Demonstrating our commitment to providing opportunities for growth and responsibility, and to meet with Health & Safety requirements, two staff have the ...more
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Posted 22nd May 2018
May has been a busy month for the ITDev team.  We welcomed our latest new recruit, Tom, who has joined us as a graduate engineer and is increasing his HDL ...more