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What operating systems are used in airplanes, and what programming languages are they developed in?

I was wondering if anyone knows what is the operating system used in commercial airplanes (say Boeing or Airbus). Also, what is the (preferred) real-time programing language? I heard that Ada is used ...
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Except garbage collector, what else makes Java a non real time programming language

Except the garbage collector, what are some other features in Java that make it unsuitable for real time programming? On the net, whenever Java vs C++ is discussed with regards to real time ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms what is the disruptor pattern? [closed]

I would also be interested to know if there are other implementations (i.e. frameworks) or if it is just the one from LMAX.
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What is Real time application in c#?

I am looking for a job and I often come across "Real time experience needed", What does a real time application from a c# prospective entail? Arent we just talking about multithreading? if not is ...
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How to save during real-time collaboration

I want multiple users to edit same document. Problem I'm facing is when a new user joins, he might see an outdated document. How do I make sure that new users get most recent changes? Some solutions ...
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How is time calculation performed by a computer?

I need to add a certain feature to a module in a given project regarding time calculation. For this specific case I'm using Java and reading through the documentation of the Date class I found out the ...
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Floating point undesirable in highly critical code?

Question 11 in the Software Quality section of "IEEE Computer Society Real-World Software Engineering Problems", Naveda, Seidman, lists fp computation as undesirable because "the accuracy of the ...
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Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps

I am coming from a php background with some python as well. I want to start working on a different language for both web and mobile development. I am also interested in real time apps dealing with ...
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What are the challenges in building a scalable real-time web app?

I'm looking into real-time web applications using websockets and node.js. I'm interested to see what are some technical challenges with scaling such a setup. One such problem I've heard is that each ...
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Is realtime validation of username good or bad?

I have a simple form for the user to sign up to my site; with email, username and password fields. We are now trying to implement an ajax validation so the user doesn't have to post the form to find ...
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How did they count the number of lines of code executed at runtime?

There was a PC game released in 2001 called Black & White by Lionhead studios in which there was a lengthy statistics page which updated in real-time. There were stats such as how many people ...
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Migrating from Python to Scala wise when a lot of work is already done in Python?

Me and my friend are developing a web-app in Python + Flask + PostgreSQL. We have been working on it for the past few months and have developed a lot of schema/use-cases specific to Python + Flask + ...
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Real-time Dataflow Programming

Background Recently, I have been fascinated about the possibilities of dataflow-based programming approaches - in particular, signal/event-based concepts as realized by functional reactive ...
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Design pattern for an automated mechanical test bench

Background I have a test fixture with a number of communication/data acquisition devices on it that is used as an end of line test for a product. Because of all the various sensors used in the ...
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Should reflection be part of design?

I'm currently designing a somewhat large program that will involve the simulation of math/physics models and collection of data (I have not implemented any code yet). One of the main problems I'm ...
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Real-time chat in Ruby on Rails

First, I'm sorry because I know this question has been asked many times but I'm still looking forward to finding the answer to my problem. I'd want to implement a Real-time chat for my Rails app but ...
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WCF service as a proxy for publishing real-time data to a WPF/MVVM clients

I've been tasked with creating a dashboard application to show real time updates for our servers. The raw data comes in from an XML file on our intranet which I need to parse and present to the user. ...
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easiest way for push notifications

I wanted to implement real time push notification to one of the apps written in RoR. I don't have any experience with nodejs, nowjs, express or socketio. What would be the easiest way to implement ...
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Real time unit testing - or “how to mock now”

When you are working on a feature that depends on time... How do you organize unit testing ? When your unit tests scenarios depend on the way your program interprets "now", how do you set them up ? ...
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How the Erlang get soft-realtime with GC?

Generally GC is not a good choice to get a soft real-time attribute. But Erlang is GC based language can be soft real-time. Does it mean Erlang have almost no GC latency? How does it work?
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Handling large amounts of sockets

I am working on a project in which we have a desktop application that should be able to receive commands from a web application. To solve this issue, using sockets seems like a good approach (instead ...
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Multitasking in C#

I would like to use a timer in my C# program with millisecond accuracy to keep a camera in sync with some events and keep shooting a picture every 250ms (or 1/4 sec, or I might adjust it to even ...
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Implementing chat in 2013

I played a bit with WebSockets and started to implement a tiny chat. Last time I did something like this was when there was no such thing as threads and computers had single core. I started to think ...
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Almost Realtime Data and Web application

I have a computer that is recording 100 different data points into an OPC server. I've written a simple OPC client that can read all of this data. I have a front-end website on a different network ...
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options for data analytics for time series store

I'm building an Internet of Things solution that has a number of real time feeds. I need to make a couple of design decisions with regards to the data store and reporting and looking for input. I ...
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Implementing Rules-type logic without a rules engine (like Drools)?

I have a system that must output decisions and alerts based on input read from a messaging queue. This system will hold state about all objects in memory and update this state based on input from the ...
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Object schemas shared between web services

My question is about how to create a definition for an object that is handled by different web services. A brief description of my current scenario and why I think it's a problem: A PHP web ...
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benchmarks for quasi real-time software

I'm wondering if there is any benchmarks which can help to understand real-time characteristics (response time) of non-real-time software. For instance C# application on Windows or MSSQL Server. I ...
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What is a good practice to push notifications in a “near real-time” delay in this case?

I want to enable some real-time notifications about friend's activities (social network). Technical context is: Webapp calling backend (REST API's). Scenario is: Kevin follows Bob. When Bob ...
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Which are the cons of a purely stream-based architecture against a Lambda architecture? [closed]

Disclaimer: I'm not a real-time architectures expert, I'd like only to throw a couple of personal considerations and evaluate what others would suggest or point out. Let's imagine we'd like to design ...
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Apply filter in Kafka Queue

Is it possible to apply a filter on the Kafka stream of topic? What I want to do is filter out messages while consuming and then run some custom logic on top of it. It is a sort of thing that Storm ...
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Atmosphere + Long Polling : No message distribution?

I'm experiencing a strange behavior with Atmosphere + Long Polling. I'd like to have a broadcaster per user, so I have registered a broadcaster on resource suspension with id : /user/. I use ...
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How might a simple IDE work? Algorithms/Pseudocode/etc [closed]

Background In a recent school software engineering module, I needed to developed a static program analyzer. Given a ficticious programming language source code, I need to analyze it, then the user ...
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High performance and/or real time java open source applications [closed]

Which open source java projects do you know to be high performance or real time performance? I tried hard to find them on github or google, but couldn't find suitable. I want to learn from this ...
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Multiple long polling requests: bad idea?

I am designing a web server that handles multiple things such as a user-to-user chat, a user-to-group chat, friends request, forum etc. The chats have to be real-time chats, the friends requests ...
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Backing up messages in S3 within a Storm topology

In my project we are trying to build up a KIND-of-a-lambda storm based architecture. The component would be responsible for indexing the site usage events so we expect a quite massive random load. The ...
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Spreading incoming batched data into a real-time stream

I would like to display some events in 'real-time'. However, I must fetch the data from another source. I can request the last X minutes, though the source is updated approximately every 5 minutes. ...