Writing is a powerful and well-tested marketing tool. The use of extended written materials is a key part of much technical marketing: white papers, brochures, documentation, and more. Creating a whole book to tell the story of a product or capability is less common, but no less valuable.
Over the past several months I’ve been co-authoring a book with Andrea Casotto, founder of Runtime Design Automation. It addresses technical strategies for the management of complex computational tasks that involve multiple jobs, with dependencies and pre-requisites. The management of these jobs is an important part of the design of software and semiconductors, and Runtime’s FlowTracer product is a leader in this space.
The book focuses on building up a perspective on three implementation alternatives, through examples. Makefiles and scripting are two common, but flawed approaches, which we compare with the power of FlowTracer.more >