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Eclipse IoT survey reveals growing role for Linux and Arm

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The Eclipse Foundation released the results from its latest IoT Developer Survey of 1,717 Eclipse developers, finding growing use of Linux (76 percent), Arm (70 percent), and MQTT (42 percent).

The results of the Eclipse Foundation’s 2019 IoT Developer Survey are out, this time with a larger 1,717-developer sample compared to only 502 in the 2018 survey. The survey was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in cooperation with member companies including Bosch Software Innovations, Eurotech, and Red Hat. The Eclipse Foundation’s various social media channels and websites promoted the survey, as did Eclipse IoT member companies.

The survey was not limited to embedded developers. Two out of three respondents said their organizations are either deploying Internet of Things solutions now or will do so in the next 18 months. Some projects appear to be longer-range than that considering that 80 percent of respondents said they are active in IoT work.

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In TechRepublic yesterday

  • Top programming languages IoT developers should learn

    In terms of popular operating systems, Windows and FreeRTOS topped the list, while Linux dominated the most popular Edge/Gateway operating systems (76%), followed by Windows (52%), the report found. Debian and its derivatives (Raspbian and Ubuntu/Ubuntu Core) dominate the top Linux distributions used by IoT developers, chosen by at least a third of respondents.

    The top three cloud platforms used by IoT developers were Amazon Web Services (AWS) (34%), Microsoft Azure (23%), and Google Cloud Platform (20%)—the same as last year, reflecting the larger cloud market share, the report noted.

    Despite the massive growth in IoT development, several challenges remain. Developers named security (38%), connectivity (21%), and data collection and analytics (19%) as top concerns with IoT, followed by performance (18%), privacy (18%), and integration (18%).

Eclipse IoT Developer Survey 2019

  • Eclipse IoT Developer Survey 2019

    The Eclipse Foundation’s IoT Working Group has released the results of its 2019 IoT Developer Survey, an annual exercise intended to deliver valuable insight into programming languages, platforms, infrastructure and tools for building IoT solutions.

    This is the fifth year that this survey has been conducted and the number of participants this time, over 1700, had more than trebled from last year's 500. Two-thirds of of respondents are currently working professionally on IoT projects, or are expecting to do so in the next 18 months. In all 80% if respondents were already actively involved in doing or learning about IoT, 30% of them outside work.

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