In Mbed OS 5 we introduced a unified IP networking interface which gives you a standard way of dealing with IP sockets regardless of the underlying networking stack used. This makes writing networking code that's portable between targets, modules and even connectivity methods a lot easier. But the Socket API only gave access to standard UDP and TCP sockets, while setting up a TLS connection - to do HTTPS or MQTTS calls, for example - was left to the user.
We're changing this in Mbed OS 5.11 by adding TLS sockets. These behave very similar to normal TCP sockets, but they will automatically use Mbed TLS to set up a TLS connection to the server. The TLS socket handles all certificate validation, encryption and decryption without any manual work in your application.
After our first stop in San Jose, the Mbed Connect train charged ahead to Shanghai for the third edition of Mbed Connect China. With a great mix of English and Chinese speakers, live translation services, and dim sum during the breaks, this event showed that IoT is real, and Mbed is here to help you scale. If you couldn't make it to the show, this blog post will provide some highlights. If you're looking for the slides: they're here.
Also: you're not too late to register for Mbed Connect Japan (5 December) yet! Registration will open soon, so keep an eye on this space...
At its new location, the San Jose Convention Centre, this year’s Arm TechCon welcomed over 3000 attendees to the 3 day conference and exhibition. Amongst so much going on, here are some of the highlights about Arm's IoT offering.
Mbed OS is a free, open source platform operating system that includes all the necessary features to facilitate the development of IoT connected products, including standards-based security and connectivity stacks, an RTOS kernel, middleware for storage and networking, and remote device management. It is developed by Arm and our partners to tackle the challenges of creating and deploying IoT devices. We've got a vibrant community of 360k+ developers and 120+ partners who are contributing to Mbed and interacting on our forums.
Last Tuesday, 300 participants came together in San Jose for the third annual edition of Mbed Connect, Arm's developer conference. With nine technical sessions, nine workshops and 990 beverages consumed this was our biggest US event to date. If you were present, we hope that you learned a ton from our speakers, workshop organizers and the other attendees; if you weren't present, we've gathered the best resources from the day in this blog post.
Also: you're not too late to register for Mbed Connect China (next Monday) or Mbed Connect Japan (5 December) yet!
Johan Stokking giving his keynote at Mbed Connect 2018
I'm excited to announce today that Arm is expanding the Mbed family with a brand-new operating system, Arm Mbed Linux OS.
One of the most rewarding aspects of product management is when you solve pervasive problems that you've experienced first-hand. In my case, I've been creating embedded products for around 25 years. Today many of these products would be described as IoT. Throughout this time, some common themes and challenges have emerged and recurred.
Arm TechCon, October 16-18, hosted at the San Jose Convention Centre
Time is running out to register for Arm TechCon, where you will be able to hear and see the latest developments from the Arm Pelion IoT Platform and Mbed, following its successful launch in August. Below is a guide to everything Pelion and Mbed to help you find your way through the rich array of talks, keynotes, workshops and expo booths, at the show.
Mbed Connect, Arm's IoT Developer Conference, kicks off very soon with editions in San Jose, CA (16 October) and Shanghai (22 October).
Mbed Connect is a day-long event by developers, for developers. No marketing allowed.
Do you want to learn new skills, listen to developers that ship IoT products in volume, and play with the latest IoT technology? Get your ticket now before it’s too late!