Real-time Stack Issue #20

ProcessOne curates two monthly newsletters – tech-focused Real-time Stack and business-focused Real-time Enterprise. Here are the articles concerning tech aspects of real-time development we found interesting in Issue #20. To receive this newsletter straight in your inbox on the day it’s published, subscribe here.

Introducing Fluux: XMPP & MQTT as a Service

Today, we are rebranding and expanding our well-received ejabberd SaaS platform! The new name is Fluux, supporting both XMPP & MQTT, in the cloud, as a single service with a unique and simple business model.

Distributing prebuilt Go binaries on Github with Gox

Building command-line tools with Go is quite handy as it allows building standalone static binary. This is quite easy to build ready-to-use binaries for distribution. The author wanted to be able to produce ready-made binaries to make the tools more accessible.

The perfect ejabberd setup with ansible

In April last year the author set up the kaidan.im XMPP server with ejabberd. He did that completely manually, so first running apt get, then editing the config file and so on. But that just wasn’t good enough.

How to install MQTT broker on AWS for free

MQTT is a connectivity protocol specially designed for machine-to-machine or Internet of Things. If you have read our previous post where we create an MQTT broker with a Raspberry Pi, then you might understand the concept a bit more. However, there are some drawbacks with the Pi.

Extracting web page metadata with mget

When exploring archives coming from online services for my Data Portability Kit project, one of the most common and basic tasks the author was confronted with was to analyse and fix URLs-related content. URLs form the basic building bricks of the Web.

ActivityPub: final thoughts, one year later

Almost exactly one year ago, the author published a blog post with lots of detail why he deemed ActivityPub not suitable for implementation as the base federation layer in diaspora* at that time. Over the course of last year, he have received multiple requests for a follow-up. Here it is.

Tuya-Convert: escaping the IoT cloud, no solder need

Entrepreneurs seeking a manufacturing partner to produce their smart home devices will quickly come across a Chinese company called Tuya. After paying a fee of 1500 USD, clients can put together their new smart home portfolio on Tuya’s website with just a few clicks.

Why we need to slow time and scale down

Om Malik writes: “I wore my Grand Seiko for almost 300 days last year – whether I was going to work, staying at home, out for coffee, or on a photo adventure. In other words, it went through some serious abuse and the leather strap paid the price. It became grimy and frayed.”


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