2016’s Most Valuable Content for Connext DDS Devs and Engineers Reply

top content and DDS resources for developers and engineers 2016

Whitepapers, eBooks, blog posts, eLearning videos, tutorials, and on-demand webinars – oh my! We know your time is valuable, so we took it upon ourselves to crunch some numbers and curate this collection of our most viewed content for 2016 for you! Drumroll, please…

Whitepapers, eBooks, blog posts, eLearning videos, tutorials, and on-demand webinars - oh my! We know your time is valuable, so we took it upon ourselves to crunch some numbers and curate this collection of our most viewed content for 2016 for you! Drumroll please...

3 Part Series: The Industrial Internet – It’s All About the Data [whitepaper]

Any system engineer, architect, and integrator can attest to this: achieving interoperability is hard. We feel your pain, and we’re here to help! In this 3 part whitepaper series, we explore the requirements for IIoT systems, approaches for building out such systems, and best practices for developers using Connext DDS to meet the requirements.

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The Secret Sauce of Autonomous Cars [whitepaper]

If you’re interested in autonomous cars, you’re in luck! We’ve got a white paper for you. Learn why data-centric architecture is the secret sauce you need for improving flexibility, reducing risk and lowering lifecycle costs in the development of autonomous cars. Download now.

Leading Applications & Architecture for the Industrial Internet of Things [eBook]

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This highly practical eBook, written by RTI CEO, Stan Schneider, introduces readers to the fundamentals of the Industrial IoT and provides in-depth clarification on some of the most controversial issues associated with this topic:

  • What are the key differences between the Consumer IoT and the Industrial IoT systems?
  • What are some of the common requirements of Industrial IoT systems built for different industries?
  • Are there any shared characteristics in all successful, industry-proven IoT designs?

Download now and discover the answers.

Blog Posts

6 Industrial IoT Communication Solutions – Which Ones for You? [Comparison]

To say that the task of selecting your communication infrastructure is a very complex undertaking would be an understatement. We’ve all been there, and we want to help! View the comparison now.

How to Integrate RTI Connext DDS Micro with Container-Based Applications [Tutorial]

RTI Connext DDS Micro + Container-Based Applications = Quite the Combo. Two Connext DDS Micro users from GE Healthcare penned this piece to show you how to integrate with container-based architectures. View the Tutorial.

The Best Programming Language for Industrial Internet of Things Applications

If you’re a software developer, chances are you are using one or more of the “top” languages. So which is the right one for Industrial IoT applications? Do you know the best programming languages for the IIoT? Learn now.

5 Great Dev Resources You Need to Bookmark Right Now!

We’ve pulled together the only five bookmarks you’ll need to be sure you can always find the technical resource you need in a timely fashion. No struggle required. View the list.

Achieving Interoperability is HARD! Here’s a Strategy that Works [Blog Post + link to FREE eLearning video]

Any system engineer, architect, and integrator can attest to this: achieving interoperability is hard, and integrations are usually not straightforward. We can chalk this up to a variety of reasons, but here are my personal favorites… Read more and Watch the Video.

Compiling RTI Connext DDS Micro For The Raspberry Pi IoT Device [Tutorial]

The Raspberry Pi is a popular IoT device with many sensors and add-ons available and is a great device to run Connext DDS Micro on. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to easily compile Connext DDS Micro for the Raspberry Pi. View the Tutorial.

Databus vs. Database: The 6 Questions Every IIoT Developer Needs to Ask

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is full of confusing terms. That’s unavoidable; despite its reuse of familiar concepts in computing and systems, the IIoT is a fundamental change in the way things work. Fundamental changes require fundamentally new concepts. Read the Post.

Top 5 On-Demand Webinars of 2016

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The year may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your inspiration should! Click here to view our list.

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The year may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your inspiration should! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top five webinars of 2016 – just for you! From Autonomous Cars, Cybersecurity, to Robotics, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list below and dare to be inspired  🙂

  1. IoT Panel Webcast – Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls for IoT Development
    Originally presented on March 24, 2016
    Our panel of IoT experts discuss best practices and common pitfalls that can help keep your IoT rollout on-time and within budget.
  2. Cybersecurity Spotlight: Looking under the Hood at Data Breaches and Hardening Techniques
    Originally presented on January 19, 2016
    Listen as experts in cybersecurity characterize common data breach techniques and discuss tools, processes, and approaches to close vulnerabilities and harden the software environments.
  3. Cyber Security for the Connected Car
    Originally presented on May 18, 2016
    Learn how isolation techniques and security measures from the embedded industry can be leveraged to protect modern vehicles from unwanted code or malicious attack.
  4. How to Design Distributed Robotic Control Systems
    Originally presented on September 8, 2016
    Join experts from RTI and Energid as they discuss how the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard can be used to enable complex robotics applications.
  5. Accelerate Distributed Systems Development using Connext Tools
    Originally presented on June 22, 2016
    Our tools expert covers how you can use the tools included in RTI Connext DDS Pro to accelerate your distributed systems development.

There you have it! Have a great rest of the year and an even better 2017!

RTI Perftest 2.0 is Now Available! Reply

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I am proud to announce the release of RTI Perftest 2.0! We developed it to test the performance of RTI Connext DDS 5.2.x. This release is packed with tons of important changes and features. Let’s take a look at the most notable ones below.

Now on Github:

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We decided to bump up the way we maintain and distribute the code. Our RTI Perftest code can now easily be located in a public repository on Github (Link). We also intend to update RTI Perftest code not just from release to release, but every time a feature or a bug fix is completed. We encourage you all to contribute with any ideas, changes or fixes by forking from our project and then doing a pull request with the changes.

New Versioning Schema

You might have noticed already that we moved from using the RTI Connext DDS versioning schema (5.2.0, 5.2.3, etc) to a new one: RTI Perftest 2.0. The reason for this change is to de-couple the RTI Perftest releases from the RTI Connext DDS ones. Our goal is to make sure that every new release of RTI Connext DDS will be compatible with the latest version of RTI Perftest.

New Directory Structure and a Better Compilation System

For this release, we wanted to focus on organizing and simplifying our code and its compilation. The code is conveniently arranged with fewer folders and more descriptive names. Instead of maintaining a huge number of makefiles and visual studio solutions, we leveraged two build scripts (one for Unix systems and another for Windows). This will utilize RTI Connext DDS Code generator (rtiddsgen) and use the specific makefiles/solutions for your architecture. Side effect? We can automatically support every architecture for which rtiddsgen can generate a makefile or a solution.

Easy Access to Documentation

We have rebuilt the documentation in markdown and will automatically generate html documents for every new release. And we will always keep it online and updated: Link.

Dynamic Data and UDPv6 Support

Two additional and very important features for RTI Perftest that allows you to test a wide range of new scenarios. For full details, visit the Release Notes where you will also find more about new features and bugfixes.

Compile and Execute in an Embedded Platform with Ease

We designed our build system so now cross-compiling from linux is much easier. There is no need to create specific makefiles for your architecture and hardcode tons of paths.