With the Internet of Things growing by the minute, Google has released another developer preview of its Android Things platform, which helps developers build connected devices for many different consumer, retail and industrial applications.
While it's notoriously tough for enterprises to find skilled developers for mobile and data science initiatives, a new report from Canonical indicates a skills gap is also affecting recruitment for the growing IoT space.
The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform and announced the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.
Creative Intellect Analyst Clive Howard says that if IoT is to move beyond the hype and to deliver the significant benefits that are possible, then we need to move beyond talking about IoT platforms.
Risks also result from an emphasis on end-user convenience over security and organizations' lack of urgency to address threats.
In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast launched a new distributed processing engine for data streams, targeting "the intersect of Big Data programmers and Java programmers."
The nascent Eclipse Kapua project got a big boost this week from its chief sponsors, open source solutions provider Red Hat and M2M/IoT platform provider Eurotech.
Four new open source releases for building Internet of Things projects have been launched by a working group hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, known for its popular, extensible IDE for Java coding.
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