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.
Matteo Collina has been dealing with new possibilities for savings and energy efficiency through ‘Smart Grids’. For communication between a washing machine and a power plant to work, some obstacles need to be cleared.
According to a recent study on IoT apps commissioned by Progress, 65% of them are able to generate real sales. The majority of IoT solutions included in this group can be found in the fields of smart home, wearables and sports and fitness.
In the past two to three years, OSGi has gone from being an outdated Java-based connected home specification to a mainstream IoT technology. Here we take a look at the myriad of IoT standards and the most successful examples of OSGi IoT implementations.
Using practical examples, Oracle’s David Delabassee explains what home automation is all about and how Java EE fits into the IoT space.
A new API management tool is promising 20,000 API calls per second in a lightweight first release that’s optimised for mobile and IoT. Varnish CTO Per Buer walks us through version 1.0 of the Varnish API Engine.