Mike: if VMs encourage the dynamic creation and deletion of objects that ultimately leads to excessive memory use and potential errors, will that problem be compounded as we add more and more VMs to the network? In other words, would an error in one VM tend to compound an error in another, perhaps leading to a third? Or do all VMs function independently in that respect? (In which case, I suppose we could still see a collective weakness if several generated errors at the same time.)
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.