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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Testing Jubito in multiple environments

Since the latest version of Jubito, based on jaNET Framework 0.2.5 [ rev. r550 ], was released, I spent some time, by doing tests in multiple environments. I focused on single board computers, such as Raspberry Pi and Banana Pi, both with Rasbian and Lubuntu flavors. To my surprise, the installation and migration was flawless! Actually, it was expected, but I didn't have the chance to give a try till I bought them.

So, the evolution came with a new Jubito Home Server, passing from my old netbook Dell mini 9, to a Raspberry Pi and finally to a Banana Pi.

Let's take a look at some pictures from various tests.

Dell mini 9 (Ubuntu)

Hosted on upper kitchen cabinets

Asus eee (Linux Lite)

Mac (OS X Yosemite)

Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)

Banana Pi (Lubuntu)

Migration process...

Banana Pi + Arduino Uno + Various modules
Stress tests, power consumption tests (*), cpu and memory load tests.
(*) Arduino needs external supply 9V. If not, then with some open tabs on Firefox or other load Banana turns off.

The outcome!
Playing with Banana Pi for three weeks, I believe is a good deal and I recommend it.
Current compilation is consisted with the Banana Pi as my Jubito Home Server and the Arduino, plus various sensor modules for environment control.
Now, it's time to become invisible and be placed in its natural location, the upper kitchen cabinets.

The release of the updated version comes with Mac OS X support, including TTS. In most cases, you probably have noticed that I used the command-line interface, because it's more straightforward to me and also it runs natively, with no extra dependencies that wouldn’t already be available on each platform. [ Download page ]

What's next?
Hopefully to find the time for myself to build and provide Raspbian and Lubuntu images with Jubito Server installed and ready to run out of the box [Update:].

There's more to come but in time.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

2014/15 Internet of Things Awards

Jubito had been nominated in "Technical Enabler: Application Enablement" category for the 4th Annual IoT Awards hosted by
Technical Enabler: Application Enablement
Well-designed technology may be indistinguishable from magic, but that belies all the hard work and creativity that went on under the hood. The Technical Enabler awards acknowledge the elements that make it easier for everyone, from garage hobbyists to tech giants, to develop new products and services for the Internet of Things.
It gets the first place in "People's Choice Winner" category. So, there is not much to say...

Thank you!

See Technical Enabler: Application Enablement winners