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Converting a live device to a robust dual rootfs device

30th Mar 2020

Have you ever wanted to robustly update a bunch of devices, but you can't because they're already in the field, and they are not configured for a robust dual root filesystem layout? Today, we are exploring converting live devices from stock single partition devices into robust dual partition devices.

There has been a thread Mender Hub about live migration of devices to the dual partition devic...

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Choosing Yocto as your build system for your IoT project

29th Jan 2020

Going from prototyping to production, one has many options to choose from to develop their IoT project. Yocto and other open source build systems such as Buildroot provide an automated, reliable and reproducible way to generate custom distribution images. Additionally, choosing a build system gives you complete control of the software and you can configure it to do anything you wish. It enab...

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IoT Development: Going from prototyping to production with embedded Linux

18th Dec 2019

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...

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How to work with Python applications and modules in Yocto

11th Dec 2019

Python is one of the most popular programming languages used today and it has been around for more than 2 decades. It is commonly used in the development of applications for IoT and especially in the early stages of product development while developers might still be evaluating projects. The reason for its popularity is because Python is easy and quick to develop, for example the logic is closer...

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How to update a Docker container with Mender using Raspberry Pi

10th Dec 2019

A Docker container packages applications in containers by virtualizing the operating system and dividing it into compartments to run applications. Powerful CPU-based devices can leverage virtualization to enable containers. Containers are easy to manage due to their atomic nature, enable more efficient use of system resources, faster delivery cycle and provide a nice layer of isolation. Microsoft...

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