'Anyone who has ever uttered the joyous words,
"I saved eight bytes!" will feel at home with this coherent,
easy-to-use set of patterns for limited memory systems. As the computing world
moves toward hand-held and specialized tiny computing devices, these patterns
will continue to show their worth. This book should be on the shelf of every
person who writes software for small systems.'
—Neil Harrison, Avaya Inc.
"Many of us have been waiting for someone to
tackle the hard problems of resource shortages. In the growing collection of
patterns, this book will provide some guidelines for these problems in a
well-written, thoroughly enjoyable style. The authors share their real-world
experience in the best patterns tradition — all the examples provide ample
opportunity to see the solutions at work. This is a 'must have'!"
"The 1980s and 1990s can be described, harshly
but accurately, as decades when software developers were increasingly careless
about how much memory their software consumed. In "Small Memory
Software", Weir and Noble give a timely wake-up call, pointing out some
unexpected merits of more thoughtful usage of memory - and giving clear
practical advice that should help reverse what has been a most unfortunate
—David Wood, Executive Vice President, Symbian