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The blog is written by our tech-team with Andreas Schmidt, CTO of ThingForward. He and his crew are always happy to “talk tech” with you. If you have any questions or comments please get in touch. 

18.04.2017 Testing your CoAP Services and Devices

Maybe some of you have already built devices with CoAP support, or you want to integrate a CoAP-enabled service into your solution. Or maybe you heard about CoAP, the Constrained Application Protocol, and want to find out more about its inner workings, especially trying it out on some hardware/software playground. We look at some tools to help you move on.


13.04.2017 Where to buy prototyping hardware

In our tech blog posts and slyft tutorials we’re writing much about the ESP8266-based NodeMCU and the Grove Kit Quite some people asked us where to buy these things, so we decided to compile a list of shops (mostly EU-based) where you can find some or all or the parts we’re using.


28.11.2016 Installing PlatformIO and usb_serial in a Linux VM using Vagrant

This post describes how to set up an Ubuntu Linux VM with PlatformIO, including necessary steps to warp the USB-to-serial interface of development boards hardware into the virtual machine. PlatformIO maintains a very good documentation, but sometimes things can become tricky when trying to set up a working environment inside a virtual machine, and perhaps on different Linux distributions.