RIOT - The Friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things

by Hauke Petersen from FU Berlin

Everyday, exciting new tiny network devices pop up: the Internet of Things (IoT) is already here - from the hardware side. On the software side however, current platforms made it uneasy for developers to build apps that run on heterogeneous IoT hardware. Unfortunately, Linux doesn't scale down to small, energy- and resource-constrained devices, while smaller footprint alternatives such as Contiki yield a huge learning curve and lengthy development life-cycles, because they rule out standard programming languages, paradigms and debugging.

RIOT is a new open source software platform for embedded devices that bridges this gap. In this talk, we will give a brief background about RIOT. In particular, we will illustrate how any programmer can develop applications on typical IoT devices with zero learning curve and shortened development life-cycle, using standard languages (C or C++) and well-known tools such as gcc, gdb, valgrind, and make.



We are very sorry, but due to some technical problems we currently couldn't offer a video for this talk.