Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. But, in fact, it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Ready to move up from BeagleBoards and Raspberry Pi? Nvidia's Tegra-based Jetson board provides a Cortex A15 CPU, a 192-core Nvidia GPU, scads or RAM, plenty of ports and lots of compute power. A few omissions and a couple of early-release glitches mar an otherwise very attractive board.
The best summer reads.
The most popular articles of the first half of the year, sprinkled with a few pieces carefully chosen by the editors.
Apple's new language, Swift, will be welcome primarily as an antidote to working in Objective-C.
Apache Drill, Apache Spark, Apache HBase, and YARN upgrades available
Deep Belief On Raspberry Pi shows cheap devices can perform sophisticated computer vision
When applications need advanced embedded visualizations and reports
The new Java positioned for convergence across the stack and for parallelism
Google Maps Embed API is free and more sophisticated
Analysis toolchain for deep software risk assessment and mitigation
New 64-bit mobile processors and dev tools introduced.
Embedded platform for M2M developers with pre-integrated and validated components
Splunk plug-in for Eclipse and update to the Splunk SDK for Python
Windows Embedded Compact, a streamlined and componentized device RTOS
Events of Interest
October 1-3. Santa Clara, CA. Software Developer's Workshop at ARM TechCon (Dr. Dobb's bloggers Al Williams and Eric Bruno will be presenting.)
October 9-10. Palo Alto, CA. Code Stars Summit
October 11-12. Los Altos Hills, CA. Silicon Valley Code Camp
October 14-17. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Black Hat Europe 2014
October 17-18. Austin, TX. CITCON (Continuous Integration and Testing Conference)
October 19-21. Shanghai, China. GDC China 2014
October 27-30. Santa Clara, CA. ZendCon 2014
October 27-28. Burlingame, CA. GGDevCon (Google Glass App Development)
November 3-5. San Francisco, CA. QCon
November 4-5. London, England. Code Mesh Conference
November 5-7. Berlin, Germany. GOTO Berlin International Software Development Conference
November 17-19. San Diego, CA. RubyConf
November 17-21. Budapest, Hungary. ApacheCon Europe
November 18-21. San Francisco, CA. AnDevCon Android Developer Conference
November 25-26. London, UK. IoT 2014
April 8-16, 2015. Montreal, Canada. PyCon 2015
Videos of Past Events
September 2013. JavaOne
September 2013. SpringOne 2GX
June 2013. JAXConf 2013
June 2013. Chicago Algorithmic Trading Conference
May 2013. Google I/O
March 2013. GPU Technology Conference
October 2012. JAXLondon 2012
September 2012. Strangeloop
September 2012. Intel Developer Forum
August 2012. VMWorld
July 2012. Java Language Summit
June 2012. Google I/O 2012
May 2012. Atlassian Summit
May 2012 (paid). Fluent Conference
March 2012. Multicore World
July 2011. JVM Language Summit