I work in a group that does a large mix of research development and full shipping code.
Half the time I develop processes that run on our real time system ( somewhere between soft real-time & hard real-time, medium real-time? )
The other half I write or optimize processes for our researchers who don't necessarily care about the code at all.
Currently I'm working on a process which I have to fork into two different branches.
There is a research version for one group, and a production version that will need to occasionally be merged with the research code to get the latest and greatest into production.
To test these processes you need to setup a semi complicated testing environment that will send the data we analyze to the process at the correct time (real time system).
I was thinking about how I could make the:
- GOTO #1
Cycle as easy, fast and pain free as possible for my colleagues.
One Idea I had was to embed a scripting language inside these long running processes.
So as the process run's they could tweak the actual algorithm & it's parameters.
Off the bat I looked at embedding:
These both seem doable and might actually fully solve the given problem.
Any other bright idea's out there?
Recompiling after a 1-2 line change, redeploying to the test environment and restarting just sucks.
The system is fairly complicated and hopefully I explained it half decently.