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Don’t Let Concurrency Bring your System Down

Class 2 will be a follow-on topic to class 1, where we will discuss the concept of concurrency. It’s clear that today’s developers need to be designing more efficient and higher performing applications using multi-threading, and testers need to understand how to efficiently pinpoint potential race conditions caused by concurrency defects that will lead to system failure. This is especially true when it comes to programming for multicore processors. Within the class, we will provide key insights and techniques for identifying concurrency defects, key to quality and safety, particularly as it pertains to the Internet of Things (IoT). Day 2 sponsored by GrammaTech.
Recorded Nov 16 2016 61 mins
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Charles J. Lord, PE, President & Chief Trainer, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation
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