Security in the Age of the Internet of Things

Originally published over here. The Internet of Things is big. No, really big. No, even bigger than that. How big? My colleague Brad Boyer explains it better than I could…

April 21, 2017 0

Refactoring JavaScript – a play in three acts

Originally published over here. Act 1, the setup Once upon a time, there was a JavaScript codebase. This codebase used the function expression syntax: const returnTheNumberOne = () => 1;…

April 12, 2017 0

Strategies for IoT Edge Devices in Noisy Channels.

As Internet of Things technologies mature, there is more focus on aggregation of disparate information. Edge devices provide the rich data streams on which those techniques are based. While low level design…

April 12, 2017 0

Virtual Machine Pains and How Vagrant Can Help You

In my last project we were upgrading the database for the application from Oracle 11g to Oracle 12c. I created and configured a VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) using these instructions….

April 11, 2017 0

Indy.Code() Conference Debuts in Indianapolis

The Indy.Code() conference held its inaugural event in Indianapolis on March 29-31, 2017. This multi-city software development conference presents topics that cover all aspects of software creation. The Indianapolis event…

April 7, 2017 0

My manager gave me an AWS IoT button…

Originally published over here. With the touch of a button you can notify the world that you touched a button. I was sitting at my desk the other day, busily shifting…

April 4, 2017 0

The Most Popular Wireless Standard You’ve Never Heard Of (Part III)

Part III: Getting the Message Through In Part II, we explored some of the physical aspects of 802.15.4 networks. Way back in Part I, we saw why the ISM Band…

March 28, 2017 0

The Most Popular Wireless Standard You’ve Never Heard Of (Part II)

Part II: The Self-Organizing Network In part I, we started exploring the features of 802.15.4 networks. In this post, we’ll explore the ways these devices organize themselves into networks. The 802.15.4…

March 23, 2017 0

Round Tripping Your Assumptions

This is an ignite talk I did at one of our Estimation Guild Meetings. Here is the text parsed by SlideShare 1. Round Tripping Your Assumptions ‘CAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT…

March 22, 2017 0

The Most Popular Wireless Standard You’ve Never Heard Of (Part I)

Part I: Life on the Edge As the Internet of Things (IoT) gained popularity, the industry needed radios that could provide a reasonable data rate at a low cost using…

March 21, 2017 0