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.
It’s clear by now that the next major technological revolution will likely be the Internet of Things (IoT). We’ve been steadily progressing toward a fully connected world for years now, and the culmination is set to happen as the IoT becomes a reality.
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.
Internet of Things is rapidly becoming a central piece of the IT industry, so it goes without saying that the star of this growing topic of conversation, the IoT architect, may become one of the most sought-after roles.
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!
The Zephyr Project is a small, scalable, real-time operating system which aims to create resource-constrained systems. It supports a large number of architectures and is can be procured via the Apache 2.0 open source license.
What performance impact does the Varnish API have when used with fast web servers? CTO and founder Per Buer explains the execution and outcome of the Varnish performance test.
As openHAB (Open Home Automation Bus) founder Kai Kreuzer announced, there are currently two new updates available for the open source, OSGi-based home automation platform. Aside from new bindings and features, the beta version of openHAB 2.0 in particular with the “openHAB Distribution” project presents an interesting innovation for developers.
Demand for software-defined networking is growing fast. Opengear’s Nadir Yilmaz suggests that even though the technology and standards may well fragment, it’s the traditional out-of-band management that provides a common denominator to help with the transition.
Gartner’s annual report on top technology trends features all the buzzwords it can: augmented reality, microservices, IoT and machine learning all have their time in the limelight. We take a quick look at their predictions and what the future holds for tech.
“Home automation is a luxury,” says Daniel Young, CEO of tech consultancy DXY. What’s missing is for the Internet of Things to prove it can really improve people’s lives.
Gordon Haff is back to speak about the real value of IoT and how open source culture can have a positive impact in this growing field. Haff says that most of today’s big IT trends are fundamentally enabled by open source code.
The first Internet of Things Design Manifesto has gone live with contributions and backing from a plethora of professionals in the IoT community. Its guidelines aim to be a foundation for designers and engineers to create a myriad of products and services.