iot-toolkit.net just went live

We have just gone live with our IoT focused website: http://iot-toolkit.net/

The purpose of the website is to collect articles, talks and other information with a strong IoT background and to give interested persons a focused overview over the topics.

Enjoy reading:-)

Jax 2015 slides are available: Bedeutung von Integrationsarchitekturen im Zeitalter von Mobile, IoT und Cloud

The slides of the talk Sven Bernhardt and I gave at Jax 2015 in Mainz, Germany, are now available on slideshare.

Bedeutung von Integrationsarchitekturen im Zeitalter von Mobile, IoT und Cloud from OPITZ CONSULTING . . . → Read More: Jax 2015 slides are available: Bedeutung von Integrationsarchitekturen im Zeitalter von Mobile, IoT und Cloud

First results on the IoT front – IoT is taking off

Besides the work at customer site I have not been losing my focus on IoT Instead, IoT is becoming more and more interesting for my employer. The work in this field of expertise finally resulted in 3 different talks I was allowed to give. If you are interested have a look:

IT2Industry 2014 – . . . → Read More: First results on the IoT front – IoT is taking off

Part 2: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

I got the chance to write another article about IoT, mobile and business processes which was published this month by the German DOAG News. The Article „Schneller reagieren – Neue IT-Unterstützung von Unternehmensprozessen“ is a sequel to [2], has a focus on Oracle technology and on its application to IoT scenarios.

[1] Dominik Bial: . . . → Read More: Part 2: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

The IT trends mentioned in the title can be found in many forums, articles and blogs introducing future scenarios and informing about the next industrial revolution. But what is it all about?

More or less, it is all about situational awareness. With the help of the technologies which these IT trends promote, devices can be . . . → Read More: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

Prototyping with Mobile Phones – Running Restlet on Android

For prototyping purposes I had to develop a communication mechanism between a mobile phone and computer. I did not want to rely on push services like Google Cloud Messaging [1] as I simply had to push information to a single Android device and I wanted to have full control over the data and communication. Therefore, . . . → Read More: Prototyping with Mobile Phones – Running Restlet on Android

Commercial of the shelf (COTS) and the Internet of Services (IoS) – Recurring principles in Software Engineering

Surely, there are parallels between different visions or concepts in the field of computer science and much research in this field is about identifying these parallels to generate some learning outcome. However, today I had a discussion about the Internet of Services and the possibility to combine the different services to create mashup applications. In . . . → Read More: Commercial of the shelf (COTS) and the Internet of Services (IoS) – Recurring principles in Software Engineering

Logistic and ICT

This week was my first week in a new research group at the Paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology. As I told before, I started to work in the Software Systems Engineering group of Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl. There, I am involved in an industry project with many different partners who want to . . . → Read More: Logistic and ICT

Back in Germany

Finally I am back from my internship at MSRC. I really enjoyed my time up in the north and learned quite a lot. .NET Gadgeteer is really a great platform and I am definitely going to be their first customer buying one of those prototyping kits. Thanks guys, I really enjoyed my time and hope . . . → Read More: Back in Germany

API Design and Usability

Spending a lot of time with literature for API design I finally came across a paper by Ko et al [1]. The authors mention 6 barriers which have to be overcome to start programming. Besides the effect on learning I think these six barriers are also important for the general design of new APIs. Reducing . . . → Read More: API Design and Usability