Easily update all of your device software
Mender 2.3 made a giant leap simplifying software updates for the top three use cases: System, application and configuration updates. We’ve made it easier to update these key use cases in OS environments that are most popular such as Ubuntu, Debian and Raspbian. The overall results: 47% fewer steps and 56% less time from setup to first deployment. Here’s how:Read the article
IoT Development: Going from prototyping to production with embedded Linux
With the advent of IoT and the proliferation of connected embedded devices across a variety of industry verticals, a large share of devices in development are based on Linux of one form or another due to their prevalence of low-cost boards with ready-made Linux distributions. Easily and cheaply acquiring hardware, building custom code, connecting the devices to other peripherals and the internet a...Read the article
Get started easily: New onboarding in Hosted Mender
An easier way to get started with over-the-air updates has been released to Hosted Mender!
The new onboarding tutorial will take you through installing Mender and deploying a demo application on your existing device and OS, which should take less than 10 minutes.
After this you will be guided through creating your own update and deploying this to your device as well.
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What Is a Mender Update Module, How It Works and Why Use It?
In Mender taxonomy, an Update Module is essentially a method for deploying over-the-air (OTA) software updates with the advantage of customizability and flexibility at its core. See Two Ways to Update Embedded Devices Over-The-Air.
Before getting into Update Modules, let’s refresh what Mender Client and Mender Artifact are. Mender Client is a process that runs in user space on top of an em...Read the article
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