Interoperability is one of the key topics in the Internet of Things – and at the heart of this is the way in which individual, connected components work together. Communication between these elements makes sense only if the underlying language can actually be understood by the devices involved. Yet from a technological perspective, this can be difficult to achieve due to the wide variety of existing communication protocols. As a result, this calls for some means of translating between the individual languages.
Eclipse IoT is a collection of open source projects for the development of Internet of Things solutions. It is one of the most active working groups in the Eclipse Foundation, currently featuring 25 projects. Here we present a brief overview of some popular offerings.
2016 has just begun and it is already bombarding up with promises of a sunnier IoT perspective and a heftier collection of tips and tricks to facilitate developers’ performance. This JAX Magazine issue is packed with proof that OSGi is regaining momentum and other concepts that have one purpose and one purpose only: to curtail unproductive operations -it’s our treat!
Recently, JAXenter reported on the fifth milestone for Eclipse Neon – but the Eclipse Foundation does not forget about the actual Eclipse version Mars. Here is the second service update, aka Mars.2.
Ask anybody these days about hot software technology topics and you’re bound to hear the word Containers which are light-weight virtual machines that operate on the process level. They can be instantiated very quickly and are easy to configure. If you are going to enter the world of Containers, then you will undoubtedly run into the name Docker which is quickly becoming the ubiquitous standard. Docker is the trademarked company name but also used when referring to their implementation of container technology.
Docker has received a lot of attentions and that’s no surprise that developers want to see it integrated with their development tools. This article is about doclipser, a plugin we have developed at Zenika to add top-notch Docker support in the Eclipse IDE.
With the recently announced Edje and IoT Connector IoT projects, as well as the OMR runtime technology platform, the Eclipse Foundation has finally, in the words of leader Mike Milinkovich, left its initial “comfort zone.” Yet there is more investment to be made in 2016, specifically in tool development.
Starting a new development project with Eclipse is something you don’t do as a sideline. You need the right Eclipse Package, you have to get hold of plug-ins and repositories – and setting up a workspace is certainly not a favorite pastime for most people. Wasting days before you can use Eclipse productively is actually quite common. Luckily, this changes with Yatta Profiles.
Eclipse is supposed to be easy to work with, but hours of coding in this IDE can really tire out your eyes. Never fear – there’s now a solution to this problem. The Eclipse theme “Clean Sheet” was developed for an eye-friendly UX.
OSGi Allance VP Susan Schwarze provides an overview of the latest developments driven by the OSGi Alliance and recommendations on how you can get involved.
To all Android developers still using Eclipse, there’s a better life out there, says Android Studio enthusiast Sebastian Guillen, who walks us through some efficiency-enhancing features that sealed the deal after moving from Eclipse.
The first update for Eclipse Mars is now available, featuring support for the build system Gradle. ‘Mars.1’ also marks an important change in the Eclipse update cycle – instead of two yearly service releases, we can expect more frequent updates in future.
The Eclipse Science Working Group convened at the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) in Trondheim to discuss the development of an Eclipse-based science platform for better data modelling and data visualisation.
The Eclipse Foundation are looking to employ a bit of financial self-love by administering Foundation funds directly into Eclipse projects. Up until now, the Foundation acted primarily as the emissary between development and Foundation members.