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Project Flogo: Golang-Powered Open Source IoT Integration Framework

Check out Flogo, an open source IoT integration framework powered by Golang. MVB Kai Wahner offers up a comprehensive Slidedeck and videos about the fledgling framework.

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In October 2016, the open source IoT integration framework Flogo was first published as a developer preview. This blog post is intended to give an initial overview of Flogo. You can either browse through the slide deck or watch the videos.

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What Is Project Flogo?

In short, Flogo is an ultra-lightweight integration framework powered by the Go programming language. It is open source under the permissive BSD license and easily extendable for your own use cases. Flogo is used to develop IoT edge apps or cloud-native/serverless microservices. Therefore, it is complementary to other integration solutions and IoT cloud platforms.

Some key characteristics:

  • Ultra-light footprint (powered by Golang) for edge devices with a zero dependency model, very low disk and memory footprint, and a very fast startup time
  • Can be run on a variety of platforms (edge device, edge gateway, on-premise, cloud, container)
  • Connectivity to IoT technologies (MQTT, CoaP, REST, etc.)
  • Highly optimized for unreliable IoT environments
  • Intended to be used by developers/integration specialists/citizen integrators either by writing source code or leveraging the Web UI for visual coding, testing, and debugging
  • Includes some innovating features like a web-native step-back debugger to interactively design/debug your process, simulate sensor events, and change data/configuration without restarting the complete process

Overview, Architecture, and Use Cases

The following slide deck provides an overview of the architecture and use cases for Flogo:

Open Source IoT Project Flogo – Introduction, Overview and Architecture from Kai Wähner


You can also watch the following 45min video where I walk you through these slides and also show some live demos and source code:


Flogo Live Demo and Source Code

If you just want to see the live demo, watch the following 15min video:

 

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IoT ,golang ,framework

Published at DZone with permission of Kai Wähner, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

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