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When Arduino Meets Application Server: Love at Second Sight



Holly Cummins explores the limits of embeddable hardware and presents a getting-started-guide to the Internet of Things.


Holly Cummins is the delivery lead for IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile. She is also a committer on the Apache Aries project. She is a co-author of Enterprise OSGi in Action and has spoken at Devoxx, JavaZone, The ServerSide Java Symposium, JAX London, GeeCon, and the Great Indian Developer Summit, as well as a number of user groups.

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Jun 28, 2015

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  • Wrong mix I believe

    by Rodrigo Salinas,

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    Arduino is a very cool and serious technology and is Open. Because Holly works at IBM, she had to use IBM tools and philosophy. It's a pitty. The same goals of her presentation would have been achieved much much easier with open source software and community standards, with the same security level and I think even more reliability. And of course with a lot less memory footprint. Her idea is good. The software framework completely wrong IMHO.

  • Quite fun, but Arduino in the title is off

    by Richard Richter,

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    Arduino and pcDuino has only "duino" in common, I'd say. From what I saw, pcDuino is much closer to Raspberry Pi in capabilities. Maybe you can use Arduino shields, but it's not Arduino's microconroller in control here. :-)

    I'm also not sure about putting "enterprise" on these small things (even if this WebSphere is much friendlier than those before, I mean any appserver in general). Enterprise Java does not really make things that easier. Maybe for us, used to it, it does, but I hope for conceptually easier solutions - possibly on JVM, no problem with that, but not necessarily. Sure we don't want to reimplement TCP/IP and ehternet drivers, but wouldn't some node.js work better on this? Sure, it's cool we can use even appserver and Java EE we're familiar with, but I'm not sure it would be my first pick. When I learned all the stuff to connect to the IoT thing, why not to learn the right (or just different) light-weighted way to write code for it?

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