Azure IoT Toolkit extension for Visual Studio Code is now open sourced!

In our previous post Handy Tool When You Develop With Azure IoT, we introduced Azure IoT Toolkit extension, which provides some key features that help IoT developers to easily interact with Azure IoT Hub. Now we released a new version v0.6.0 and glad to share the news that the extension has been open sourced on GitHub! GitHub…

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Deploy Azure IoT Edge (preview) on a simulated device with Visual Studio Code

Azure IoT Edge enables you to perform analytics and data processing on your devices, instead of having to push all the data to the cloud. The IoT Edge tutorials demonstrate how to deploy different types of modules, built from Azure services or custom code, but first you need a device to test. In this tutorial…

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New Azure IoT services supported by IoT DevKit

It’s been around 4 months since we release our official hardware and SDK as v1.0 last September right on Ignite 2017. In that event, the MXChip IoT DevKit was used on a couple of Azure IoT break-out and keynote sessions for demonstrations and together with announcement with new services released such as IoT Hub Device…

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Handy Tool When You Develop With Azure IoT

IoT Application Development is naturally more complicated than regular application development, in that even the simplest E2E IoT application involves a long chain from device layer, to communication layer, then to the cloud and beyond. This makes the development especially the testing and debugging difficult. Even though there are corresponding tools exist at each layer,…

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MXChip IoT DevKit board package v1.0.0 is now available

After a month work of stabilizing the code, fixing bugs and adding more samples, we are happy to release the v1.0.0 for our IoT DevKit. You can download the latest package by following the get started guide or from direct link here. And soon we will open source the stacks including firmware, toolchain and all…

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Try Azure IoT with an online Raspberry Pi simulator

Have you ever wanted to try IoT development but had no device at hand? From a recent survey, more than 70% developers who come to learn Azure IoT don’t have a physical device so that they can not go on from the beginning. But now it is not a big problem any more. With Azure…

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Debug your Arduino code with Visual Studio Code

Debugging Arduino application is a challenging task as the debugging feature has not been officially supported in Arduino IDE. Many modern IDEs have debug support that developers are used to, using Breakpoints, Steps, Call Stack, Watch, Local/Global Variables, etc. Arduino developers often have to explore many alternative methods and tools to debug Arduino code. If the board…

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Understand Different Connection Strings in Azure IoT Hub

This post first explains the different connection strings in Azure IoT Hub, then gives a simple IoT Hub solution Integrate Azure Functions with Azure IoT Hub using all three connection strings. Connection Strings There’re three types of connection strings in Azure IoT Hub: IoT Hub connection string IoT Hub’s Event Hub-compatible connection string IoT Hub…