Browsing the source code, my mind fills with reminiscences of implementations of CORBA, IrDA stacks and, perhaps, Jini. Although functional, we all know how well those fared when users tried to deploy the technology and faced frequent usage. Personally, I would have expected and preferred a carefully tailored KISS framework instead, maybe something similar to ZeroMQ's flexible "smart sockets" concept in place of a full blown client-service scheme. Hopefully the development of AllJoyn will evolve in the right direction under the Linux Foundation.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.