Home Automation Hub Reviews

Home automation is made a zillion times more powerful when the devices are connected to the web. A proper hub or gateway achieves this by routing your  device (Zwave/Zigbee/Xbee and so on) traffic to/from the web. So we ask, which home automation hub is the cheapest, easiest to use and most …

Should I Use A Rule Engine?

I find myself explaining what a rule engine is very often.  Here’s my answer, and some thoughts on where a rule engine can fit into your technology plan in really ground breaking ways. What is a Rule Engine? Funny question because rules are basically a part of every software, in some …

Automation Software List: Event Driven/IOT/Workflow/Rule Engines

Here’s a huge list that I will try to keep updated. It contains software/tools that have reach some degree of usefulness and/or buzz in the Event Driven Architecture/IOT/ Workflow Automation/Orchestration/Rule/Workflow category. It’s not exhaustive but should give you some alternative tools to consider. It doesn’t include BPM specific tools since …

Science Backs Up Bixly!

I love this article that just came out on Slashdot entitled: Happy Software Developers Solve Problems Better Checkout the article on Slashdot. There were 42 participants, so I can’t claim this is an end-all, especially considering the bias towards novel results and studies that can’t be reproduced in academia. But! I …

Some Thoughts to Ponder

I recently spent some time in discussions, chats, and brain-picking sessions with some technologists of different backgrounds and vocations. One theme that seemed to run through was different thoughts on security. We know that from a demographic standpoint, many technologists believe in a combination of as much personal freedom for …