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
Mender 2.2 beta: Yocto warrior and Raspberry Pi 4
We are excited to release Mender 2.2 beta!
Mender 2.2 adds new hardware and OS support and contains performance and stability improvements.
The key features of Mender 2.2 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.2.0 beta release notes.Read the article
Getting started with Mender 2.1 beta on Windows
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 with Windows 10 installed on it. I wanted to get started and evaluate Mender with the latest Mender 2.1 beta release, using my Raspberry Pi 3 board. The main goal with this new onboarding process (as opposed to 2.0 version) is that it will take you through installing Mender and deploying a demo application update on your existing physical device and OS in as little...Read the article
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
Remotely update Raspberry Pi applications with Mender
When developing IoT products, there will inevitably be a need to update the software running on them.
This can be done manually or with scripts initially, but once there are more than a few dozen devices out there and the software update is more complex, such as updating an application framework or a full OS distribution, a dedicated OTA update manager is needed.
Mender is an open source OTA u...Read the article