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Tuesday, September 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Implementing a Modern C++ MQTT Client for Embedded Devices

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Many IoT (Internet of Things) devices have adopted MQTT (Message Queueing Telemetry Transport) as an efficient protocol for communication. Few IoT devices have embraced modern C++ as a viable language for implementations. MQTT is a reliable publish-subscriber based messaging protocol that can be found in diverse ecosystems such as servers, cell phones, and light bulbs. Unfortunately, existing open source libraries leave much to be desired and many are a rich source of bad practices when compared to modern techniques. This session will explore maqiatto, CiereLab’s open source MQTT client library written for embedded systems in modern C++ . There will be a brief demonstration of the library followed by digging into the design and implementation while providing the resource “cost” of various solutions. As we explore the C++14 code base to illustrate useful idioms and techniques for your own code we will answer the questions, what does is take to put modern C++ on a small OS-less device or a cell phone? Are there features to avoid? Join us and see how libraries can be elegantly designed and implemented for big or small targets alike.

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Michael Caisse

Ciere Consulting
Michael Caisse has been crafting code in C++ for 30-years. He is a regular speaker at various conferences and is passionate about teaching and training. Michael is the owner of Ciere which provides Software Contracting services, C++ training, and Project Recovery for failing multidisciplinary... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frey (Room 406) Meydenbauer Center
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