October 2014

Get Involved in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an important trend in the technology industry. At Eclipse, we have a growing community of IoT open source projects that provides developers with open source frameworks and runtimes to create IoT solutions. In this newsletter, we are featuring articles about some of these projects, and tutorials on how to get started.

If you want to learn more about the Eclipse IoT open source community please check out iot.eclipse.org. You will find a tutorial for Java developers, sandbox servers and other information to get going on IoT.

Make sure you also watch out for the EclipseCon NA program in early December. It is sure to include lots of IoT topics.


5 things to get started on the Internet of... Things

Here are five things that will get you up to speed with the exciting world of IoT!

MQTT 101 - How to Get Started with the Lightweight IoT Protocol

The goal of this post is to introduce the lightweight protocol MQTT and its capabilities to send data between devices and other systems and to demonstrate them by implementing two clients with Eclipse Paho.

ECF Remote Services for Raspberry Pi GPIO

This article demonstrates how to use Remote Services to interact with networked devices based upon Raspberry Pi GPIO.

Case Study for Java-based Environment Monitoring Stations

Why a new class of Java-based Environment Monitoring Stations was long overdue for public and private institutions.

Eclipse Announces Cloud Development Industry Initiative
Codenvy, IBM, Pivotal and SAP Lead New Eclipse Cloud Development Top-level Project
EclipseCon 2015 - Call for Papers
Propose a talk for EclipseCon 2015, taking place March 9 - 12, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.
Eclipse Luna SR1 Now Available
The SR1 release of the Eclipse Luna release train is now available for download.
Eclipse Simplifies Development of Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with Open IoT Stack for Java
The Eclipse IoT community is making it easier for Java developers to connect and manage devices in an IoT solution by delivering an Open IoT Stack for Java.

Kai Kreuzer

What do you do?
I am working in the Connected Home department of Deutsche Telekom as a software engineer and developer evangelist. This means that I do not only love programming smart homes, but that I am also trying to enlarge the developer communities around it. This is the reason for me being the project lead of Eclipse SmartHome, which is a central part not only of the commercial QIVICON platform of Deutsche Telekom, but also of the open-source openHAB project for DIY smart home enthusiasts.

How long have you been using Eclipse?
In 2004, I started using Eclipse as an IDE for Java programming and in 2006 I dived deep into the Eclipse universe when I became a development team member for an Eclipse RCP application for model-driven development.

Name five plugins you use and recommend:

  • MWE2: I couldn't generate all my Xtext DSL code without it
  • Xtend: Well, the generated code needs to be transformed into Java somehow
  • FindBugs: I am still sometimes surprised with the things it comes up with
  • Regex Util: I will never be fluent in regular expressions and this tool helps with the trial and error
  • JadClipse: Very handy decompiler integration, if source code is not at hand

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
I love spending time with my kids, who grow up much too fast. Also, I am enjoying playing unicycle hockey, which is my favorite sport.

Edapt 1.0

Linux Tools 3.1

Sirius 2.0

Mylyn 3.13



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