Sample code for IoT development

Posted: Jul 29, 2019

When producing sample code for documentation, it can be easy to fall into the trap that what is written is "not production" and it can suffer from undergoing less scrutiny than code that is immediately destined for production systems.

It's always worth remembering that developers reading your sample code will likely (perhaps blindly) trust that a given example is the right way to do things.

When you write sample code and technical documentation, you are acting as a teacher to developers you may not even meet or speak to.

The 7 Challenges of IoT Software Development

Posted: Jul 03, 2019

We recently came across an article on the 7 challenges of IoT software development – here’s our engineering team’s thoughts and quick responses:


1. Operating System Considerations

While more than 80% of embedded devices are running Linux, there are growing contenders in the marketplace. Windows 10 IoT has a growing following, and strong integration into the Azure ecosystem. Sometimes, a traditional operating system is not always a requirement: JavaME.

IoT Day: Security and Safety is Paramount

Posted: Apr 09, 2019

Today, April 9th is officially IoT day, so we couldn’t miss the opportunity to highlight how far IoT has come over the years, a significant, disruptive force creating a transformational connected world with endless benefits for society, worldwide.

Embedded World 2019: Chip to Cloud Security for IoT

Posted: Mar 08, 2019

I recently attended Embedded World conference in Nuremberg, Germany, alongside our partners MULTOS. It was a busy 3-day event, with all the main players there from MCU Suppliers, Distributors, Technology vendors and Service suppliers.

"Doctor, Will I Need Surgery?” Ensuring Telemedicine is Delivered to You Safely and Securely

Posted: Feb 12, 2019

Telemedicine meets IoT

One of the significant benefits of telemedicine is immediate remote access to medication in life-threatening situations. Pacemakers that doctors can remotely monitor and maintain to identify problems before a heart attack occurs, and insulin pumps that can be adjusted wirelessly, giving a patient more control and better care, are already a reality.

OWASP’s Top 10 IoT Vulnerabilities

Posted: Jan 07, 2019

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) recently updated its 2018 Top 10 IoT vulnerabilities list.

As can be expected there are a number of lists compiled at the end of the year to capture and summarize trends, events and activities. The following updated list from OWASP of IoT vulnerabilities that caught our attention as it very nicely keeps it to a limit of 10 and more importantly, we can help do something about it!