This is QNX?

It’s been a while since I’ve worked with the QNX operating system. I was recently lured back to working with it for some industrial control stuff, but I thought I would take a look at the Playbook while I was familiarizing myself with the Momentics IDE. I had heard it was very similar to the Playbook IDE.

Well it’s very near identical in fact, and it’s come a very long way since I used to use VEdit and launch builds using the Watcom compiler before test in Photon.

I left just as the .com crash happened and just as they were converting from an x86 shop built on the Watcom compiler to a cross platform shop using the Dinkum compilers.

So yeah.. WOW!

Momentics is a pretty decent IDE, but what makes it particularly cool is how the IDE integrates with your embedded target whether that is a PXA-270 board that’s going to be used in a medical device, or the Blackberry Playbook. It’s all more or less the same thing.

It’s nice to be home, and I like what you’ve done with the place.