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Alec Noller10/21/14
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There's No Place Like Feet: Wearables For Your Shoes

You're checking all the boxes on your IoT shopping list when you realize that something's missing: where are all the foot-wearables? Now there's Dorothy, a shoe-based IoT set-up consisting of the Ruby, which is a little trigger/device you slip into your shoe, and an iOS app to help you customize things.

Alec Noller10/20/14
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Java 8 Survey: The Results Are In

Typesafe ran a survey of Java developers in February, along with a follow-up in September - you might have seen that one on DZone - and together they present an interesting look at the uptake of Java 8 and other industry trends.

Erich Styger10/20/14
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User Interrupt on NMI Pin with Kinetis and ExtInt Component

While my beef brisket is smoking on ;-), I have time to investigate a problem I was running on in my lecture on Friday: for the Joystick shield on the FRDM-KL25Z board, I wanted to use an interrupt if I press the green button, but it didn't work.

Erich Styger10/17/14
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Cheap and Simple WiFi with ESP8266 for the FRDM Board

How cool would it be to add WiFi support to any projects or IoT? Why not use WiFi with a microcontroller which has only few KBytes of RAM and FLASH. For less than $5 US? Dreams came true, and intrigued by an article at Hack-A-Day, I searched a supplier for that ESP8266 module.

Alec Noller10/16/14
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IoT is Going to Steal All Your Stuff

Well, not steal your stuff exactly, but quietly shift ownership of your prized possessions to somebody else. As IoT grows and connected devices become ubiquitous, you'll own an increasing supply of snazzy electronics, but the makers of your toys may have more control over them than you do.

John Walter10/15/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 8 - Oct. 15

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a tutorial for getting started building mobile apps with the Ionic framework, an editorial detailing how developers are integrating, an attempt at linear regression, and more.

Alec Noller10/14/14
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IoT is Coming to a Store Near You

If you're in a Best Buy sometime around November or December, you might come across a new department: Connected Home. And Best Buy isn't the only one embracing IoT.

Prabath Siriwardena10/13/14
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Revamping WSO2 API Manager Key Management Architecture Around Open Standards

One of the limitations we had in API Manager so far is its tight integration with the WSO2 Identity Server. WSO2 Identity Server acts as the key manager, which issues and validates OAuth tokens.

Alec Noller10/12/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 3): IoT Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the IoT Zone. This week's best include the announcement of ARM mbed, an infographic of the world's greatest programmers, a simple Java SSH client, and more!

Alec Noller10/10/14
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Poll Results Are In: The World's Greatest Programmers

You may have seen our recent poll about the world's greatest programmers - maybe you gave an opinion! Well, the results are in, and we've created this infographic to help you visualize the rankings as determined by DZone's audience.

Alec Noller10/10/14
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IoT & Terrorism: How Connected Devices Lead to Murder

Okay, so maybe an apocalyptic uprising of connected machines is not going to happen. Don't worry, though - there's still plenty of reason to believe that the Internet of Things will somehow lead to your death!

Adi Gaskell10/10/14
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Healthcare HackDays

Hack days or hackathons are increasingly popular, as organizations attempt to tap into interested parties from outside of their traditional talent pool.

Yegor Bugayenko10/09/14
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jcabi-ssh: The Simplest Java SSH Client

jcabi-ssh is a simple Java SSH client that wraps JSch library and makes its usage more object-oriented and convenient

Alec Noller10/09/14
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Microsoft Aims to Take Over IoT with Windows 10

Everybody's trying to get in on the big-money future of IoT, and now "everybody" includes Microsoft with Windows 10. So says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the Gartner Symposium ITXpo, at least.

Erich Styger10/08/14
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RingBuffer Component with Put/Get/Clear Events

Sometimes I have a good idea how to extend one of my Processor Expert components with an extra feature, but then I step back because why implementing more than I need at the moment? Using the CDE (Component Development Environment) of Processor Expert makes it very easy to such additional events:

Alec Noller10/08/14
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The Best of DZone: Sep. 30 - Oct. 7

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a tutorial for getting started with Play Framework 2.3.4, a look at ARM mbed, a developer's guide to data science, the rise and fall of NoSQL, and more.

Arun Manivannan10/08/14
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Akka Notes: ActorSystem Configuration and Scheduling

As we saw from our previous posts, we could create an Actor using the actorOf method of the ActorSystem.

Arun Manivannan10/07/14
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Akka Notes: Actor Messaging Request and Response

Technically, we fire messages to Actors for its side-effects ALL THE TIME. It is by design. Other than not responding, the target Actor could ALSO do the following with that message.

Prabath Siriwardena10/07/14
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WSO2 Identity Server 5.0.0: Resident Identity Provider & Resident Service Provider

The WSO2 Identity Server 5.0.0 takes the identity management into a new direction. No more there will be federation silos or spaghetti identity anti-patterns. The authentication framework we introduced in IS 5.0.0 powers this all.

Erich Styger10/06/14
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Sensor and Communication Shield for Sumo Robot

The semester started last week. Ideally I wanted to have the boards for the new S robot ready in the first week. But our manufacturer was not able to get the four-layer boards with parts populated and delivered in that time frame.

Alec Noller10/06/14
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The Internet of Things: Almost 5 Times Bigger by 2018

If you're interested in getting involved with IoT - maybe you're one of those Java developers who just got a fun set of tools - it looks like the next few years are going to be a good time to do it, because according to Business Insider's BI Intelligence report, the Internet of Things is growing. A lot.

Alec Noller10/05/14
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The Best of the Week (Sep. 26): IoT Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the IoT Zone. This week's best include some tips for getting started with IoT and Java, a look at IoT applications beyond appliances, the disappointing reality of the "rise of the machines," and more.

Alec Noller10/03/14
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ARM mbed: An OS, Server, and Tools to Connect Everything

On Wednesday, ARM announced mbed, a new Internet of Things platform centered on ARM's free mbed OS and Cortex M7 processor. In particular, ARM points to three aspects of the mbed project: mbed OS, mbed Device Server, and mbed Tools.

Alec Noller10/02/14
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The Internet of Java: Eclipse's Open IoT Stack for Java

A lot of people are getting interested in IoT, but it's not always the easiest thing to get started with. That's where the Eclipse Foundation's announcement from JavaOne comes in: the Internet of Things is now quite a bit more Java-friendly.

Erich Styger10/01/14
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Building a BBQ Smoker Monitoring Robot

I already have a robot which allows me to communicate either with Bluetooth or nRF24L01+ (WiFi support is work in progress) with a wireless communication shield. So connecting the robot with the temperature sensor, and I have my BBQ smoker temperature monitoring robot!