macchina.io Blog

IoT device programming, edge computing, C++


Announcing Our New USA Office

I am happy to announce our new Applied Informatics USA office, which will help us deliver even better services to our existing and prospective customers across America. Applied Informatics USA is run by Mr. Aleksandar Fabijanic, who is also co-project lead on the POCO C++ Libraries project. After working together in the POCO C++ Libraries […]


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.


Applied Informatics Among Austria’s Top Six Consulting Companies with macchina.io

At this year’s ceremony for Austria’s National Award (“Staatspreis”) for Excellence in Consulting, Applied Informatics was recognized as one of the top six Austrian consulting companies, for a project done with EOS Power Solutions. Günter Obiltschnig, Founder and Managing Director, received an award from Austria’s Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economy, Reinhold Mitterlehner on […]


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 […]


Implementing REST APIs in C++ with POCOPRO Remoting

Starting with the 2016.1 release of the POCOPRO frameworks a new feature has been added to the Remoting NG toolkit that makes it easy to implement RESTful web services in C++. Remoting NG is a distributed objects and web services framework for C++, based on annotated C++ class definitions and a code generator. Remoting NG […]

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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.


Working with binary data in macchina.io JavaScript (and other improvements)

In the last couple of weeks new features have been added to the JavaScript environment in macchina.io. Most importantly, Buffer objects are now available in JavaScript, allowing to work efficiently with binary data. The HTTPRequest and uri objects have been extended to use Buffer objects in addition to strings. So now it’s also possible to […]

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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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