Quentin Ochem

Quentin
Ochem

Quentin Ochem has a software engineering background, specialized in software development for critical applications. He has over 10 years of experience in Ada development. He works today as a technical account manager for AdaCore, following projects related to avionics, railroad, space and defense industries. He also teaches the avionics standard DO-178B course at the EPITA University in Paris.

Articles
Strong Typing Yields Strong Programming
Strong typing is not simply about avoiding bugs. It’s also about following sound software engineering principles and checking consistency at various levels.
Contract-Driven Programming Takes Specification Beyond The Stone Age
The industrialization age of programming by contract is opening a new era in software development. Just as development techniques went from assembly to structured languages and from structured languages to object orientation, contract-based programming is providing one more abstraction to software design.
Object Orientation in Embedded Critical Systems – don't be scared anymore!
Object Oriented Programming was introduced to software development almost half a century ago but should it be banished from embedded, safety-critical development?
C++11 and Ada 2012 - renaissance of native languages? 3
C++11 and Ada 2012 are the latest incarnations of C++ and Ada programming languages. Quentin Ochem delves into the similarities and differences of some new features in each language.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More
May 29, 2015
blog

Engineering Education: Fact and Fiction 5

I have taken a keen interest in the dialogue (that has been going on for many years) about the quality of engineering education in the U.S....More
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 4

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More

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