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.

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? 5
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
Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 5

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 10

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More
Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More

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