Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft MVP on Windows Embedded and IoT. Devices to cloud, IoT, M2M and embedded systems.
Who knows the MQTT protocol, used in the Internet of Things market, also knows that the reference project for it is Paho of the Eclipse Foundation.
In this large list, until a few days ago, an implementation in C# usable on .Net and WinRT platforms was missing . This gap was filled with my M2Mqtt project that is now officially under Paho umbrella for which I’m officially a committer !
In December 2013, the Linux Foundation announced the AllSeen Alliance, a consortium dedicated to the development and innovation in the Internet of Things market in our homes and industrial environments.
One of the main features of an “object” in the Internet of Things world is its ability to exchange messages, sending data or receiving commands, as effectively and efficiently as possible. There are several standard protocols for this purpose but one of my favorites is MQTT.
This time another new and exciting experience as speaker … at Community Days 2014 in Rome with all Microsoft italian communitis !
For the first time, I had the honour to have a session with me “big” friend Valter Minute, from which you never stop learning something new. Of course, the topic was the Internet of Things and this time with a washing machine as protagonist !
News, news … news !
The waiting is over ! The first news of the new life of .Net Micro Framework have been announced publicly yesterday with the new SDK R2 Beta release for the 4.3 version.
M2Mqtt Spy is an application for analyzing MQTT traffic and it is based on M2Mqtt client (http://www.m2mqtt.net). With this application you can connect to an MQTT broker (local or remote) with following features : publish message on a specific topic (with QoS 0), subscribe to one or more topics, receive and show messages on topics.
This time, with great honor, I will be among the speakers of the Community Days 2014 to be held September 23 to 25 in Rome, after I was there more times as attendee in the past.
The honor will be double, because I will have the session with my dear friend Valter Minute that I recognized as the "Maradona" of embedded systems.
Our session entitled "Internet of Things: my washing machine connected to the Internet?" will be completely dedicated to IoT starting from embedded systems (Microsoft based) to the possible solutions in the Cloud, including the future project "Reykjavik" based on Azure and presented at Build 2014; the title tells the truth, among other things, we will have as its protagonist a washing machine (toy) !
You can find all the information concerning the agenda of the sessions and logistics on the official website in addition to the registration form.
We look forward to this event every year will not disappoint the expectations of those who participate !
It seems that I was on vacation (given the lack of posts on my blog) and it's the truth !
Despite the holiday, I continued the development of the M2Mqtt project and today I am pleased to release the new version 184.108.40.206 with WinRT support !!
I made some changes on networking layer (from Socket to StreamSocket), thread (from Thread to Task) and security but finally the first MQTT client for all .Net platforms today also works on tablets with Windows 8.1 and on smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1.
The new project, added in a Visual Studio 2013 solution, is a "portable class library" that I used and tested in a Universal App.
The same for the "brother" GnatMQ, now in version (Beta) 0.9.2.0, thanks to which we have an MQTT broker to run on tablet and smartphone with Windows 8.1 OS family.
Of course I updated the Nuget package by adding the assemblies for WinRT.
I hope I did something useful f ...
The July 4th and 5th I was in Florence for the event Better Embedded 2014, the first Italian conference dedicated to the embedded world.
I was lucky and honored to be a speaker with a session on the Internet of Things entitled "Internet of Things: protocols war !" The event was attended by many people every year and has kept his expectations and I hope to be able to relive this experience again next year.
Regarding my slides you can find them on SlideShare.
Yesterday, I got my kit with the Intel Galileo board with "Windows for IoT" and of course, as a child who has a new toy in his hands, I started to play !
The easiest thing is to follow the online documentation, accessible from the official Windows On Devices website, which describes step by step how to be "up and running" in a few minutes. My desire to do drove me to make a "mistake" that didn’t allow me to finish the procedure correctly. What happened ?
After turning on the Galileo, connecting it to the PC and browsing through the folders (both with a telnet session as "network shared"), I decided to develop the first example for the blinking LED. I opened Visual Studio 2013, selected the C++ project template for Windows for IoT, and finallty started the build without any changes but .... here was the error !
Arduino.h file not found ? How it is possible ? Isn’t it installed with the SDK that we have to download from the Microsoft Connect site ? No, it isn&rsqu ...
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