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Mosquitto Unikernel using OSv and Capstan

Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about Unikernels and was quite enthousiast about the combination of OSv and XenServer. I had Cassandra running in an OSv container in a Jiffy and think Unikernels on hypervisors are quite better to manage and maintain than Docker images. If you want to know more about why I think they could be considered the successor of Docker, please do feel free to read my blog “Minimalist Cassandra VM using an OSv Unikernel“. In this blog I have written about my journey to get a unikernel Cassandra running, but I’m also trying to outline the pros and cons of…

Linking the ESP8266 to a Raspberry Pi through MQTT

In my previous blog post I have tried to explain why MQTT is the right protocol for IoT scenario’s. So it would be nice if the ESP8266 would be able to leverage this protocol as well. And it does! Over on the ESP forum, Tuan PM has been working on code to allow us to use the ESP boards as an MQTT client. The forum post is here and the wiki here. To get the ESP8266 to talk to the Raspberry Pi, I flashed Tuan PM’s MQTT examples with a few changes into the ESP and installed Mosquitto on my…

Why you should use MQTT in IoT projects and why SAP should support it

While designing an IoT device, there are multiple options to connect them. Once of the considerations should be the protocol being used to chat to other devices or to a server. Previously, I would have easily chosen to make the interface REST based and have done so with Jeenode project a few years ago. But REST is not ideal as it is designed around a simple request/response model. So you ask “did my account balance change” and the response is returned “no it did not”. So you check again a few minutes later, and get the same response. Sound like…