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Mozilla WebThings ~> WebThings

David Bryant shared the details and transition plans for WebThings as it’s being spun out of Mozilla as an independent open source project. Mozilla is “transitioning control and responsibility to the community,” and the project’s new home will be webthings.io.

Governance of the project will be passed to the community using a module ownership system independent of the Mozilla Corporation’s organisational structure, like the one used by the core Mozilla project 11. … The WebThings project will no longer be directly affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation so will stop using Mozilla trademarks and will instead operate under its own WebThings brand.

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The beginnings of Microsoft Azure

We’re on location at Microsoft Build 2018 talking with Julia White, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft — a 17 year Microsoft veteran. We talked with Julia about her take on this “new Microsoft”, Satya Nadella’s first appearance as CEO when they revealed the first glimpse of Microsoft’s cloud offering which started with Office, the beginnings of Microsoft Azure, Azure as the world’s computer, and how every company is becoming a software company.

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Azure IoT Edge runtime

At Build 2018 Microsoft open sourced their Azure IoT Edge runtime to give developers the ability to create smart edge applications. The announcement came, but it seems the readme on the repo says it is pending an official open source release.

The second version of Azure IoT Edge is in public preview. We intend to open source the code when the product enters general availability and will place the code here.

Either way, we’re excited about what’s to come.

Azure IoT Edge runtime

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JavaScript breaks into IoT via JerryScript

Michelle Gienow:

The recent release of the Fitbit Ionic marked Fitbit’s first true smartwatch. More significant to the JavaScript developer community, though, is the fact that the Ionic was produced and shipped using JerryScript, a lightweight JavaScript engine built to power the Internet of Things.

I heard some hubbub about JerryScript last year at OSCON EU, but not much since. Fitbit using it in their first attempt at a production smart watch is a big vote of confidence for the project.

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"Project Things" by Mozilla

I recently bought into Samsung’s SmartThings (which is not open), but this open source announcement from Mozilla has me rethinking my choice.

Project Things is an open framework for connecting your devices to the web.

Let’s welcome the Mozilla IoT team and all their sources to GitHub.

Also, check out their Web Thing API spec to see how Mozilla is leading the way to an open standard for IoT.

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