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Taking Deno & the Github CLI for a spin to migrate Dependabot

18th Aug 2020

Mender in its entirety consists of a number of microservices and tools besides the core client that runs on devices. Since we don't use a monorepo, each of these items has their own repository, dependencies, CI, etc. To keep a handle on the dependencies and our users away from outdated and potentially unsafe dependencies we decided to integrate Dependabot. While the integration of Dependabot on it...

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New hosted Mender features release

12th Aug 2020

The latest hosted Mender release makes it easier to find and work with devices in the Devices tab in the web UI. When working with devices these enhancements save time, improve user experience, and reduce the need for manual error prone work which in turn can increase reliability and consistency in large scale deployments. You can see the details of the improvements below.

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Quantifying the economic value of using Software-as-a-Service to update all device software over-the-air

Securing executive buy-in and building the business case for any technology investment can be challenging. To bring profitable products and improvements to the mass markets, pressure grows to reduce costs, improve productivity and increase competitiveness. The good news is when it comes to OTA software updates developers and device manufacturers no longer need to build their own backend and servic...

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Yocto dunfell support released

28th Jul 2020

Today we released support for the dunfell branch from the Yocto Project. The changes to support this branch are mostly under the hood, and therefore there are no significant new features in this release.

To get it, clone the new dunfell-v2020.07 tag in the meta-mender repository, like this:

git clone -b dunfell-v2020.07 https://github.com/mendersoftware/meta-mender.git

Or, if you alrea...

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Requirements of a successful OTA update mechanism

With the proliferation of embedded devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) across a variety of industry verticals, a host of assets are scattered globally across terrain, geography, or customer locations. Support for remote software updates is inevitable for effective operations. Industry verticals such as transportation, energy, consumer, smart building and manufacturing rely heavily on a potent...

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