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C & C++ vs. Python: The Rise of Scripting Languages

Peter McLaughlin  (Founder, Agmanic Vision)

Location: Room 201

Date: Wednesday, August 28

Time: 2:05pm - 3:00pm

Track: ESC - Embedded Software Design & Verification

Format: Technical Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Python is the world's fastest growing programming language. It has become the most popular introductory teaching language for computer science courses and the number of Google searches for Python has trebled since 2010. Python's versatility has led to its adoption in web applications, desktop applications, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. In the Embedded System space, however, more than 70% of new systems are programmed in C with C++ strongly positioned as number two. Given the explosive growth of scripting languages such as Python, hiring C/C++ developers is becoming increasingly difficult. In this session, Peter McLaughlin will explore the pros and cons of scripting languages versus compiled languages in the embedded system space. Topics to be covered include: hardware constraints, library support, coding efficiency, readability, robustness, and real-time capability. Real-life examples of Python usage in Embedded Systems will be examined and future trends will be considered. Attendees will walk away armed with information to help them get started with Python and apply it in their next project.

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ESC2019_C_C_vs_Python_McLaughlin_v3.pdf