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IoT device programming, edge computing, C++


The End of Cloud Computing?

I recently came across a great talk by Peter Levine, a partner at Andreesen Horowitz, titled “Return to the Edge and the End of Cloud Computing”. He gives a good introduction to edge computing, why there’s no way around it and how it will change IT in the coming years. Basically we’re entering a new […]

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iX Special Internet of Things

German iX magazine by Heise has published a new special issue on Internet of Things. I have contributed two articles to the magazine special issue. The first one is about edge and fog computing, the hottest topic currently in IoT. The other one is about IoT programming with C++, which I (unsurprisingly) consider the most […]


macchina.io on the IoT Landscape 2018

We are proud to announce that macchina.io, our IoT device software platform for edge devices and gateways, has made it onto the 2018 edition of the IoT Landscape by FirstMark Capital. Created by Matt Turck, this chart shows the most significant players in the IoT space. macchina.io can be found quite in the center of […]

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Sending macchina.io on a tour across Europe with Silkroad 4.0

End of August 2017 we travelled to Helsinki, Finland, to install a telematics device based on a MangOH Green running macchina.io on Philipe Reinisch’s motorcycle to collect sensor data from his European road trip that he does as part of his Silkroad 4.0 project.


Grundlagen zum Einstieg ins Internet der Dinge

Das Internet der Dinge (englisch: Internet of Things, kurz IoT) und die damit verbundenen Begriffe Cyber-Physical Systems, Industrie 4.0 und Industrial Internet sind derzeit in aller Munde. Doch was steckt dahinter? Und vor allem stellt sich die Frage: Handelt es sich nur um neue Technologien oder vielmehr um ein Umdenken auf Geschäftsprozessebene? Antworten dazu gibt […]


CppCast featuring macchina.io

The April 7, 2016 episode of CppCast has an interview with me talking about macchina.io, C++, embedded development and the Internet of Things.


IoT with C++ in German iX Magazine Special Issue

The German iX magazine new special issue on IoT development (“iX-Developer-Sonderheft: Entwickeln für das Internet der Dinge”) contains an article written by me about IoT development with C++. You can find the announcement (in German) here. You can order the special issue (paper or e-paper) here. The DVD that comes with the issue also has […]


macchina.io receives netidee funding

I’m happy to announce that macchina.io has been selected as one of the projects to receive funding from the Internet Foundation Austria’s netidee program in the 2015/2016 term. This will support our ongoing open source work on macchina.io, especially implementing technologies such as Modbus, 6LoWPAN, CoAP and Bluetooth Smart, among other improvements. I am looking […]


How to access and control your Thing remotely – and securely.

Linux-based single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, RED Brick, UDOO, Galileo or Cubieboard are very popular choices in the Maker scene for building all kinds of devices needing plenty of computing power and internet connectivity – the Things in the so-called Internet of Things. And not just in the Maker scene – these low-cost, […]

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Meet us at Internet of Things – From Sensor to Cloud, October 22, Munich

Günter Obiltschnig will talk at the German “Internet of Things – Vom Sensor bis zur Cloud” event on October 22 in Munich about programming IoT gateway devices in JavaScript using macchina.io. Take the opportunity to meet us there and talk to us about how we can help you bring your next IoT project to success.