Microservices for Internet of Things Edge Devices

Microservices and virtualization have recently revolutionized the world of software development bringing agility and innovation in this domain. Microservices promote the use of fine grained and independent services that are implemented as autonomous entities interacting each other through well known APIs: independent software modules ease the maintenance process and reliability, making it easier to identify which components fail, restart failed services or correct the identified problems. Virtualization helps instead to decouple hardware resources from software: software can run on multiple hardware architectures and can be easily moved and shifted from one server to another. With the advent of containerization technologies (such as Docker for example) microservices can be realized as “containers” that result to be extremely fast to start up and can be easily deployed (using a common packaging mechanism) and can be easily released and shared via common repositories (like the Docker Hub).

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New Collaboration: AGILE project, CREATE-NET, and AA School of Architecture

aa-partnershipThe AGILE project and its partner CREATE-NET are collaborating with the AA School of Architecture. They will be using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that will enable interaction design students and architects to develop complex artwork that visualises the interactivity between context, virtual, and visual spaces and Internet data.

In the context of the AA Visiting School in Greece, participants will have the opportunity to develop their basic skills on controlling models parametrically and on producing interactive presentations.

These sessions also embody manufacturing techniques enabling a hands‐on experience on the realization of an architectural design. In addition, a set of lectures and special events are carried out to enable the participants advance their understanding in matters of new design anatomies and begin developing a theoretical background on topics including mechanic control, computational space, and complexity in systems, and innovative urban design approaches.

CREATE-NET has developed an interactivity model that will be used between visitors in order to generate visual effects and artwork actuations, based software from the AGILE IoT gateway.

More information: http://greece.aaschool.ac.uk/

More Press Releases!

PressReleaseWe received a few more press releases about the Agile project from our consortium. Give them a read and check out the ones that were posted on our blog a few weeks ago.

Thank you to our partners for taking the time to publish these.

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