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Installing the Zulu open source Java Virtual Machine on Raspberry Pi

I’ve recently been playing with the early-access version of Zulu Embedded for ARM32. Zulu is an open-source and certified build of OpenJDK. It is a great alternative to the JRE from Oracle as it does not requires you to pay any licenses, and it is also a huge improvement over the OpenJDK build you can get off the Debian repositories, which is not really optimized for ARM (and that’s a euphemism! :smile:).

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Running Eclipse Che on a Raspberry Pi

Eclipse Che is a very cool Eclipse technology that provides you with a browser-based IDE that can be extended with plug-ins for virtually any language, framework, or tool that you may want to use in your day-to-day development.

This means that, right from your browser, you can do Java development and have Maven automatically build your stuff, or do Javascript development and still be able to easily integrate with e.g grunt to build your website.

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Upcoming Virtual IoT meetup sessions

We have some really great speakers lined up for the upcoming Virtual IoT meetup webinars. Please make sure to join the group and RSVP for the sessions you’d like to attend. As always, we’re happy to hear your suggestions for future presentations, so feel free to drop me a note.

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The real benefits of living a connected life

It might be a bit late in the year to do a write-up on The Next Big Thing for IoT in 2016, but it doesn’t mean I cannot take a moment to take a step back from the multiple announcements around the consumer Internet of Things lately, and focus on the cornerstone for enabling a truly sustainable IoT ecosystem: Over-the-air Device Management. Of course it is important for the IoT industry at large to agree on the protocols and frameworks that shall enable IoT application development, but are we not jumping the gun here?

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5 open source IoT projects to watch in 2016

The IoT industry is slowly but steadily moving from a world of siloed, proprietary solutions, to embracing more and more open standards and open source technologies. What’s more, the open source projects for IoT are becoming more and more integrated, and you can now find one-stop-shop open source solutions for things like programming your IoT micro controller, or deploying a scalable IoT broker in a cloud environment.

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Eclipse IoT’s 2015 Year in Review

Come the end of the year and you usually want to look back at what you’ve accomplished during the past twelve months. For us, at Eclipse IoT, it’s been a pretty busy and successful year!

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Announcing the 16 winners of the Open IoT Challenge starter kit!

It’s now been a bit more than 2 weeks since the second edition of the Open IoT Challenge has officially started. More than 80 teams have applied to be part of the challenge, and if you ask me, that’s really exciting!

They will be working until end of February next year to complete their project, and to demonstrate how open source and open standards can help build innovative IoT solutions faster.

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Upcoming Virtual IoT meetups

We have some great Virtual IoT meetups lined up for the next couple months! They are a great opportunity to learn about existing and emerging IoT tech, as well as to engage with some of the key people that are actually building the Internet of Things. Please make sure to check them out and register to be reminded to attend them in time!

Also, if you’re interested in presenting something cool that you’re doing in the field of IoT, please contact me!

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What will you build for the Open IoT Challenge 2.0?

I am really excited that we are having a second edition of the Open IoT Challenge. Last year, more than 60 teams entered and we ended up with some seriously cool projects being built!

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Eclipse IoT at JavaOne 2015

If you are attending JavaOne this week, I want to make sure you don’t miss out on the many opportunities to learn more about Eclipse IoT, and meet the people behind it.

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