03.11.2017 Setting up a Jenkins CI engine for embedded projects

Welcome to the sixth part of our “embedded testing” series. From our former blogposts, you are now familiar with PlatformIO and its powerful features like unit testing, remote controlling and continuous integration. On the fifth embedded testing blogpost, we’ve been diving into Travis CI in order to automate build and testing processes, deployment of software artifacts to servers.

18.10.2017 Getting Started with SigFox and PlatformIO

At ThingForward we're highly interested in IoT architectures and how to connect "the last mile", that is how to transport data from small devices to gateways and backends. They are a great many options to do so, mainly due to the availability of numerous RF technologies around. One way to send data over long distances is choosing one of the LPWAN (Low-power wide area networks) protocols/technologies around. In one of our lasts pasts we looked into the details of LoRaWAN. This post is going to be about SigFox, another player within the LPWAN game.

11.10.2017 Looking inside PlatformIO's Build System

Today we are going to continue our blogpost series about PlatformIO with an explaination about how PlatformIO works under the bonnet, specifically the integration of SCONS, the underlying build system.

29.09.2017 Getting started with LoraWAN, TheThingsNetwork and PlatformIO

Welcome back to the IoT hacking playground at ThingForward! Todays topic is a little bit different from embedded testing and older blogposts, nevertheless it is a vital topic for integration of IoT technology to the embedded devices and applications: We're going to look at LoRaWAN and connecting a sensor to The Things Network.

19.09.2017 Embedded Testing with PlatformIO – Part 4: Continuous Integration

Welcome to the fourth part of our “embedded testing” series. From our former blogposts, you are now familiar with PlatformIO and its powerful features like unit testing and remote controlling.

A lot of iteration speed within web development comes from Continuous Integration & Testing pipelines – Services that completely automate build and testing processes, as well as deployment of software artifacts to servers. It would be nice to have something comparable for the world of IoT as well.

With the help of the this little post, you will be able to do that!