Why Linux containers matter for the Internet of Things

TL;DR: At resin.io, we believe Linux containers are the first practical virtualization technology for the embedded world, enabling isolated application failures, efficient updates, and a flexible yet familiar workflow. By adding binary deltas, a minimal container engine, support for a wide variety of devices, and resiliency to power

Remotely updating your host operating system on resin.io

At resin.io, we offer our users a simple way to remotely update their applications running on fleets of IoT devices. This usually means that users don’t need to worry about updating the host operating system, since their code lives inside of a Docker container running on top of

Announcing balena: a Moby-based container engine for IoT

TL;DR: balena is a new container engine based on the Moby Project, with an emphasis on embedded and IoT use cases, and fully compatible with Docker containers. Compared to the standard Docker container engine, it supports container deltas for 10-70x more efficient bandwidth usage, has 3.5x smaller binaries,

Deploying a gateway for The Things Network using resin.io

This article was written by Matthew Macdonald-Wallace of Mockingbird Consulting. Mockingbird Consulting provides workshops on a wide range of topics and is committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers. Their "Internet of Threes" program helps organizations understand how people, places, and things are all part of a successful IoT

Open Source Guide #2: Code Quality and Static Analysis

This is the second post in a series on best practices and tools for open-sourcing a project, based on our experience building Etcher and various other projects at resin.io. We'll be covering topics including documentation, code quality, community building, error tracking, and so forth. Let us know if there

How Samsung Italy built an access control system with ARTIK and resin.io

Inside the Samsung District in Milan, Italy, members of the sales and product & solutions teams meet with companies to showcase the latest technologies from Samsung. Visiting customers can see the newest and most innovative products in action. The B2B showroom demonstrates, for example, what a digital signage solution might

Docker builds on ARM servers: you’re not crazy, your builds really are 5x faster

Last week, we announced the arrival of Docker's multi-stage build feature to the resin.io image builder. The main benefit? Much smaller images for faster download times. This week, we're focused on build speed. We can now build your container images on bare metal ARM servers, increasing build speed by

Multi-stage Docker builds for tiny IoT images

Resin.io makes heavy use of Docker containers. Containers make it easy to ship applications with a standard list of parts and instructions, and by bringing this approach to connected devices we greatly simplify the fleet management process. Docker has many features that make it suitable for IoT applications, but

Move to the edge with Azure IoT and resin.io

The benefits of running services on the edge—fast response times, low bandwidth, the ability to work offline—make this approach an attractive alternative to a fully cloud-based model. But there are some things to think about before moving to the edge: How do you keep the development process simple,

Manage a fleet of drones

with resin.io, AWS IoT, & NodeJS This article was authored by Excelion Partners, a tech consulting firm located in Wisconsin that specializes in full-stack, globally scalable IoT solutions. Project source code and additional files available on GitHub. Fleet management concerns, such as securing, updating, and controlling a multitude of