The process we introduce in this document assumes you are using Mbed OS, running on an Mbed-enabled board, to set up a device that can connect to Pelion Device Management. The first stage, therefore, is to evaluate these three concepts.
The Mbed OS-Pelion quick start
The fastest, easiest way to see how a device running Mbed OS can connect to Device Management is to use our quick start. The quick start uses one of our development tools - the Online Compiler - and walks you through the process of getting a sample application on your development device. The sample application combines Mbed OS, the connectivity library Device Management Client, and a simple application logic. The quick start takes you all the way to interacting with your device through the Device Management Portal.
Releases and the codebases
- The Mbed OS code base is available on GitHub (and reflected in our releases page), but we recommend starting your code review with the API references.
- The Device Management releases introduce the latest services and clients. The Device Management Client codebase is available on GitHub, but we recommend starting your code review with the API references.
Evaluating our development tools
Mbed OS is supported by dedicated development tools, which also integrate with Device Management, and which you can evaluate individually:
- For the Online Compiler, use either the quick start above or the Online Compiler quick start. This is the fastest way to get started with Mbed OS development.
- For Arm Mbed CLI, use the Mbed CLI quick start. For advanced stages of development, we suggest using Mbed CLI, which has more advanced features than the Online Compiler.
You can also export from the Online Compiler or Mbed CLI to other IDEs. The full list of supported IDEs is in the Mbed OS documentation.
You can review the documentation for Mbed OS and for Device Management to learn about their full capabilities. You may find the following topics particularly interesting at this stage:
- The Mbed OS API references show the available hardware APIs and their common uses.
- The Mbed OS architecture review introduces some key technologies that Mbed OS supports.
- The Device Management APIs and SDKs offer two ways of interacting with the Device Management services.
- The Device Management connectivity libraries - Device Management Client and Device Management Client Lite - are extensively reviewed in a section that also includes end-to-end tutorials.
- Mbed OS is open source, and you can contribute to it and port it to additional hardware.