Internet of Things

2015 Year in Review – oh what a year.

2015 Year in Review – oh what a year.

2015 is coming to a close and it’s always fun to reflect on all that has changed, grown, and news that almost make you wonder if pigs can now fly.  Our team has greatly expanded, the community is growing, we are now accepting content contributors from around the world…so much to pick from.

As you can tell it’s been a busy year and here are just some of top highlights.  Here we go and in no particular order:


1) A New Developer Program for you!  Red Hat Developers launches
This is one we are most proud of.  Red Hat has always had great resources and places for developers to get information but we now have an official group for all of Red Hat.  If you’re reading this blog, you’ve likely found our community – so welcome!  If you’ve not joined yet you can join here.

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An Enterprise Developer’s Journey to the IoT

An Enterprise Developer’s Journey to the IoT

The current hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to a substantial amount of innovation thanks to open source software, open hardware, open standards, and community inspiration. And even enterprises start to use the new hardware out there to optimize their offerings. Time for the Virtual JBoss User Group (vJBUG) to look into it in more details and welcome a very prominent guest speaker. Red Hat’s Burr Sutter will be giving a session titled “An Enterprise Developer’s Journey to the IoT” on December 17th and I had the chance to sit down with him and ask some more detailed questions. Make sure to sign up on the vJBUG page and follow @vJBUG on Twitter for latest news.

Hi Burr, thanks for taking the time for this interview. Who are you? What are you working on and where does your interest for IoT comes from?

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Open IoT Challange – are you developer enough for this?

If you’ve not heard, the second edition of the Open IoT Challenge is now accepting proposals from IoT developers who want to build great IoT solutions using open source and open standards. You have until November 23, 2015 to submit a proposal for the opportunity to win an IoT hardware starter kit. After that date, you have until February 26, 2016 to complete your solution and win great prizes. Submit your proposal using the following form.
Need inspiration?  Find some hints here.
Good luck!

Enterprise Developer's Journey to the IoT – join us at QCon

Enterprise Developer’s Journey to the IoT presentation will be delivered at QCon San Francisco on Nov 17th 2015.

The IoT presentations and demonstrations have been some of my most popular content throughout 2015.  I have a typical enterprise developer background – mostly working on business-focused applications – leveraging a variety of 4GLs, GUI design tools (e.g. SilverStream, Visual Basic) and Java EE technologies (e.g. JBoss, Tomcat, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, etc.).    I have spent a couple of decades building business applications for ChUI, GUI, web, mobile and now things – connecting the physical world to enterprise software.

My research focus has been on connecting sensors and actuators to enterprise middleware like Apache ActiveMQ (JBoss Fuse A-MQ), Apache Camel and Apache Spark.

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Behind the Internet of Things Middleware Demo at Red Hat Summit

InternetofThings-01This year at Red Hat Summit, I was part of a team whose objective was to create a running, IoT-focused system, at some scale (hundreds of beacons, millions of events), based on a real-world use case to demo live, on stage during the middleware keynote at Red Hat Summit.

Our team chose the area of asset tracking, where important machines, tools or equipment (think mobile ultra-sound machines in hospitals) need to be located on demand and tracked for their usage each day, week, month, year. But, for our demo, instead of machines, we asked Red Hat Summit attendees to participate as our “assets” by wearing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to track their movement throughout the conference.

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Webinar: Building data-driven solutions for the Internet of Things

Red_Hat_RGB_300pxRed Hat is hosting a virtual event,Building data-driven solutions for the Internet of Things,” at 11 a.m. EDT (New York City time) on Thursday, April 23, 2015. As people, devices, and machines increasingly connect to form broader and broader networks of “things,” all sending and receiving data to one another, being able to understand and leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) within the enterprise becomes an important task.

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Internet of Things: insights from Red Hat

The Internet of Things represents outstanding opportunities for innovation and opens the door to new development projects. At its core is the need for next-generation intelligent systems to collect, analyze, and communicate data into actionable information. Red Hat is in a unique position to help developers architect those systems and bring about the promises of the IoT. In fact, Red Hat technology is already embedded in intelligent systems throughout the world to enable IoT use cases such as Smart Cities, Positive Train Control, smart energy metering, and telemetrics.

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Gigaom repost: Six reasons why enterprise IoT needs three tiers to succeed

“Summary:  As the Internet of Things stands to transform the enterprise, look beyond the traditional architecture used for consumer-based IoT solutions. In a three-tier architecture for the Internet of Things, the intelligent controller tier makes the interconnections between the device and datacenter tiers, holding together the entire IoT solution.