Linux IoT development: adjusting from a binary OS to the Yocto Project workflow
In embedded Linux development, there are two approaches when it comes to what operating system to run on your device. Either build your own distribution (with tools such as Yocto/OpenEmbedded-Core, Buildroot etc.) or you use a binary distribution where Debian and derivatives are common.
It is common to start out with a binary distribution. This is a natural approach as this is a familiar enviro...Read the article
Mender 2.0 released: Application updates
We are happy to announce the production releases of Mender 2.0.0 and 1.7.1!
The focus for Mender 2.0 is support for Application updates, with full control and customizability over how a software is installed. This makes Mender unique for providing both robust system- and application level updates and it is this combination that enables Mender to solve all your needs for OTA updates.
Targeted application-level updates, which can be just a few kilobytes in size (compared to potentially hundreds of megabytes for system-level updates), enables much lower bandwidth usage, faster updates and more frequent deployments.
The key features of Mender 2.0 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.0 release notes.Read the article
What separates leaders from laggards in the Internet of Things
In a recent report, McKinsey shared the findings from a survey of IoT practitioners at 300 businesses with mature IoT programs (those that have expanded beyond pilot projects) Their focus was on what distinguishes leaders from laggards.
At a high level leaders are more aggressive, better at aligning a common sense of direction, and more practical in execution.Read the article
Meetup on IoT Development: from Prototype to Production
We hope everyone enjoyed the Meetup this past Tuesday in Silicon Valley! For those that couldn't make it, we have published the slides on considerations for IoT development. Feel free to contact our presenter, Drew if you have any additional questions.
You can find the slides here.Read the article
Announcing the release of Hosted Mender
We are proud to announce the launch of Hosted Mender! We have been working with hundreds of Hosted Mender beta testers to make certain our customers will have access to a secure and robust on-demand software updater for the Internet of Things. The wait is now over for our production-grade hosted OTA service.
Hosted Mender, a Software as a Service enabling automated OTA software updates to Linu...Read the article