Embedded Systems Show

Here I am at an ARM-sponsored internet terminal in the mezzanine level of the Moscone Center. Thought I post a short note now, add more detail perhaps later.

Spent the morning at a breakfast session about the Eclipse IDE hosted by QNX and Rational. Very interesting, and it looks as though it might well become the IDE of the future. I don’t think the others out there, especially the proprietary ones from other embedded players, stand much chance against this. IBM’s backing is obvious, Rational and QNX seem very committed not only to using it, but also feeding back work in the open source community.

As a side note, I am wondering when IBM will buy QNX… I think that would have a big impact on the embedded industry in general, and would certainly push QNX into the spotlight a little more than they have been.