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ESE Kongress and Meeting C++

Filed under: Events by guenter at 21:41

In the first week of December two significant events for the German and European software engineering community will take place in Germany.
The Embedded Software Engineering Congress – Germany’s biggest congress for professional embedded software engineering – will take place from November 30 to December 4 in Sindelfingen. And December 4 and 5 the Meeting C++ conference, Europe’s most important C++ community event, will take place in Berlin.

I will give talks at both events. On December 3, I will speak at ESE Congress about “What’s behind the Internet of Things?”. On December 4, I will talk about “Mastering the IoT with C++ and JavaScript” at the Meeting C++ conference. At the ESE Congress Applied Informatics will also be present in the accompanying exhibition.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

POCO on CppCast

Filed under: Events,News,Videos and Screencasts by alex at 01:38

POCO was featured in the Episode 18 on CppCast.

Trip Report: Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit and NDC Oslo

Filed under: Events by guenter at 11:49

I spent the last week traveling, first to Paris, to attend the Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, then to Oslo for NDC.
At the Innovation Summit in Paris, Sierra Wireless introduced a new open hardware project called Project mangOH. This is basically a base board for Sierra Wireless (and also other manufacturer’s) embedded modules, based on CF3 connectors. However, what makes this board different from other boards is that it has three so-called IoT connectors, which allow you to easily add new capabilities to the board, e.g. I/O modules, ZigBee, Bluetooth, etc. Furthermore, the board has an integrated Arduino Leonardo including support for Arduino shields, which should make it very popular in the Maker scene. Very cool.


I was showing running on the mangOH with the new WP8548 module running Yocto Linux. at Innovation Summit

After the Innovation Summit I traveled to Norway, where I gave a talk at NDC Oslo. This year, NDC Oslo, which is historically focused on Microsoft technologies, included an IoT and C++ track, so this was a good opportunity to talk about Of the 20-30 people in my talk only two had heard about the POCO C++ Libraries, so we definitely have to do much more in terms of getting known in the C++ community. POCO is still seems to be the best kept secret in the C++ world.


NDC is a great conference. From a speaker’s point of view: they have full HD projectors (or screens), and speakers have their own monitor showing what’s being displayed on the big screen(s) behind. Great for doing demos, as I don’t have to switch my MacBook to mirror mode and back when I switch from the presentation to the demo. Another cool feature they have is the “overflow area” where they display simultaneous live video streams from all nine parallel tracks. Audio is provided via wireless headphones that can be switched to the track you want to listen to. Also, they cover speaker’s travel costs (flight and hotel), which is very cool.

Two of the more popular issues at the conference were security (great keynote by Bruce Schneier) and functional programming. Functional programming seems to be the hot new answer to all software development issues that have been plaguing us for the last 50 years or so. As someone who’s been doing this for 20+ years, I’m a bit sceptical… we’ll see what how new paradigm will come along in 10 years or so. I mean, functional programming certainly has its advantages, but I see it as just another tool in my toolbox.

After NDC I had some time to enjoy Oslo, which is a fantastic city.

Meet me at NDC Oslo

Filed under: Events by guenter at 18:51

I’ll be giving a talk at this year’s NDC Oslo on Thursday, June 18. My talk is titled “Building IoT Device Applications in JavaScript and C++” and I’ll speak about my experience in building, combining POCO with the V8 JavaScript engine and a couple of other really cool C++ frameworks. I’ll be at the conference Thursday to Friday and leave Oslo on Saturday, so if anyone wants to meet in or out of the conference, you are welcome!

Meet me at Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, June 17, in Paris

Filed under: Events,News by guenter at 18:38

I’ll be at the Sierra Wireless Innovation Summit, a full-day IoT Innovation conference in Paris on June 17. Meet me there to see a demo of, my new really cool POCO-based platform for building IoT gateways and devices.

The event features technical and business tracks, plenty of real-life use cases, an exciting showroom with 15+ live IoT demos, and of course ample networking opportunities. Register now to join me there!

10 Years of POCO

Filed under: Events by guenter at 11:16

Today is the 10th anniversary of the first public release of POCO on SourceForge.
Here’s my first entry from the CHANGELOG:

Release 0.91.1 (2005-02-21)

This is the first public release of the C++ Portable Components.
The release does not contain all features planned for the later 1.0 release
(the NET library is missing, for example), but is already quite usable.
Please refer to the README file for more information and instructions for
building the libraries.

We’ve come quite far in this 10 years. From the first contributions by Alex a few weeks after the first release (I received his first email on March 24), to the 1.0 release in January 2006, to the move to GitHub in November 2012, which tremendously helped POCO’s popularity and also brought many new contributors.

Today, POCO is used in countless projects, ranging from desktop applications, iOS and Android apps, enterprise applications and embedded devices. Although there’s still some work to do in becoming known to an even wider audience (apparently, there are still C++ developers out there who haven’t heard of POCO), I’m quite happy how everything has turned out.

A big Thank You to everyone who has contributed to POCO, via code, donations or bug reports.
Here’s to the next 10 years!

Embedded World 2015

Filed under: Events,News by guenter at 08:44

Günter Obiltschnig will be at Embedded World February 24 to 25. We don’t have a booth, but Günter would be happy to meet for lunch, coffee or a drink. Please get in touch if you’d like to schedule a meeting.

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Events by guenter at 10:26

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!


Merry Christmas

Filed under: Events by guenter at 13:17

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014!

Weihnachtskarte 2013

Applied Informatics at ESE Kongress 2013

Filed under: Events,News by guenter at 21:20

ESE Kongress Banner
Meet me at Embedded Software Engineering Kongress in Sindelfingen, Germany, from December 3-5 in the exhibition area and if you’re there, don’t miss my talk “Sichere Fernwartung über das Internet” (secure internet-based remote access and management) on Thursday, December 5. Looking forward to meeting you there!


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