Topic: ocf

SD Times news digest: Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt steps down as Executive Chairman, Instagram’s MonkeyType tool, and Rust’s year in review

Alphabet Inc. has announced that Eric Schmidt will be transitioning from being the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors to a technical advisor to company as well as serving on the board. “Since 2001, Eric has provided us with business and engineering expertise and a clear vision about the future of technology,” said Larry … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux kernel 4.13, OCF and OMA team up for IoT, and TypeScript 2.5

The Linux 4.13 kernel series was made official over the Labor Day weekend, and it urges all Linux users to start migrating to this version as soon as possible, especially since there are numerous improvements and support for hardware with this release. Linux 4.13 includes Intel’s Cannon Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs, support for non-blocking … continue reading

AllSeen Alliance merges with Open Connectivity Foundation to create ‘best of both’ solution for IoT

In order to create one common road map directed toward creating a single and open, connected Internet of Things ecosystem, AllSeen Alliance and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) will merge under the OCF name and bylaws. The merged groups will work on future OCF specifications, including IoTivity and AllJoyn open-source projects, which OCF will now … continue reading

Industry Watch: Different paths to IoT connectivity

The Internet of Things is bringing connectivity beyond smartphones and tablets. But for all things to be connected, there must be a standard for making those connections. Without one true standard, of course, that means each device would have to be able to support multiple ways to connect—and this, of course, is neither efficient nor … continue reading

The Open Connectivity Foundation, AT&T’s cybersecurity report, and Realm’s new database for React Native—SD Times news digest: Feb. 22, 2016

A new collaborative effort has been announced to ensure companies and developers can create IoT devices and solutions that work seamlessly together. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) aims to create specifications, protocols and open-source projects that will ensure devices and solutions can securely and safely interact with one another. Membership includes ARRIS, CableLabs, Cisco, Electrolux, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: 4, the emoji programming language

Emojis are taking over. They’re already edging out text as the alpha dog of SMS messaging, and now members of the 4chan image board are aiming to supplant code with the tiny emoticons as well. According to FourMan, the mysterious developer behind 4, the programming language aims to be easy to use and made up … continue reading

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