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Today Sakith Indula (gsoc student for 2014) and I were discussing his
Google Summer of Code project.
One thing he would like to do for his project is to create another PDE
template around a new remote service. The question is: what would be
a good remote service to make into a template?
We both think it would be nice to have a simple (one or two methods)
service interface, targeted for a small device as either host, consumer,
or both. I recently created a very simple IRaspberryPi interface for
this tutorial , but all this service does is get the raspberry pi
host's system properties, which is not a very interesting service but
what I came up with at the time.
It would be really nice to declare a more interesting service, with
raspberry pi (or some other target device that many have/can get access
to) as either the host *or* the service consumer, and then Sakith could
create a PDE template for that service.
I would like to solicit ideas about some small device (e.g. raspberry
pi) service interfaces. It might be really nice to have a service
which abstracted some hardware-specific capabilities (e.g. the media
processing and/or device control properties of the Raspberry Pi). But
I'm open to what others might find interesting or exciting in other
domains (e.g. devices that are consumers of existing web-based services,
device provisioning/configuration, etc).
If possible, I would also like to use the Java8 CompleteableFuture
additions in ECF's asynchronous remote services (see ).