Internet of Things a step closer

Eclipse Paho set for big splash with Java code release nearing

Chris Mayer
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Client code for C and Java from IBM surfaces, meaning the huge scalable project can get underway.

Open source machine-to-machine scalable messaging project,
Eclipse Paho has
moved one step closer towards realising its ideal of advancing M2M
technology with the appearance of the initial C client code from
IBM.

The M2M project, which was proposed back
in November
has taken longer to set up an initial structure
(originally promised last month) but as former IBM employee Andy
Piper announced on
his blog Friday
, the MQTT C client code has been made
available, with Java set to appear very very soon. He also provides
a Paho Quickstart guide as part of the blog

There’s been a lot a buzz within the MQTT community and beyond
since the initial proposal surfaced, with the intention
to provide scalable open-source implementations of open
and standard messaging protocols of new, exisiting, and emerging
applications for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things
(IoT). 

There’s also the arrival of the project’s
sandbox broker implementation, based on 
mosquittoThe
project’s homepage details the initial steps for Paho:

Its objectves include effective levels of decoupling
between devices and applications, designed to keep markets open and
encourage the rapid growth of scalable Web and Enterprise
middleware and applications. Paho is being kicked off
with 
MQTT publish/subscribe
client implementations for use on embedded platforms, along with
corresponding server support as determined by the
community.

Now the groundwork is in place, it’ll be interesting
to monitor where Paho is heading. Its intentions are good and could
well revolutionise communication between machines via this open
sourcing initiative.

There’s also Project Koneki and the M2M Industry group and
we’re pretty sure this M2M drive will be a huge part of the Eclipse
Foundation going into the future. Keep track of all things Paho via
the mailing
list
.

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