When the Undecidable Becomes Decided

In general, we like light hearted stories on Fish Fry. We like “smart” forks that tell us when we should stop eating. We enjoy 3D printing robots that make pancakes with the faces of famous people. All of that is fine and dandy but sometimes, we have to talk about more serious stuff. Today we are talking about when safety and security is mandatory, when failure is life or death, and when finding bugs doesn’t just mean your job is on the line. In this week’s episode, Quentin Ochem (AdaCore) I are chat about what the SPARK language can do that C cannot and the software development and verification challenges inherent in safety-critical applications. Also this week, we check out the details of a new matchbox-sized radar system coming out of VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Industry).