As we move toward a more software driven world, industry after industry is up for a strong shake up. Probably no industry, except from the governmentally protected or monopolies, should feel safe. The shift from a physical read-only world (produce a product, ship it, never change it), to a virtual writable world (offer a service, keep improving it) imposes massive challenges to incumbents.
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Safety and security of the connected world
It is safe to say that the connected industry will not self-regulate and take the necessary security measures when developing new IoT products. As more of our lives come under the control of machines, the negative impact of security flaws increases. Small steps to regulate the IoT industry have been taken on most continents, but without any meaningful impact on the industry. All new regulations ha...Read the article
A quick dive into k3s and the Mender Update Module for Kubernetes
All of you know about Kubernetes, the open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. Over time, it is becoming the de-facto standard to automate the deployment, scaling, and operations of container-based workloads in the cloud. The Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is responsible for the certification of the Kubernetes distribution...Read the article
Over-the-air (OTA) software updates in embedded MCU based applications
Many MCU based embedded systems are used in a variety of IoT applications which are typically deployed in the field on a large scale. These devices coupled with the rapid software development cycle, cause many systems to require support for over-the-air (OTA) updates. In this process, an OTA update replaces the software and firmware on the microcontroller (MCU) of the embedded system with a new so...Read the article
Growing fresh veggies with Rpi and Mender
Some time ago my wife and I decided to teach our kids how to grow plants. We both have experience as we were raised in small towns where it was common to own a piece of land where you could plant home-grown fresh veggies.
The upbringing of our kids is very different compared to ours, and we realized we never showed our kids how to grow our own veggies. We wanted them to learn and to understand t...Read the article