Growing the MQTT community

August 26th, 2011 - andyp

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that plans were being put in place to move the MQTT protocol forward for standardization, along with a call for participants to that process.

As part of that change, a number of things have been added “behind the scenes” on mqtt.org, including a new Get Involved page listing the different places where conversations happen – including a new MQTT discussion group that will be properly launched shortly. There’s also a new Twitter ID, @mqttorg, where site updates and other news is being posted.

The site design has been freshened slightly (including a nicer mobile interface), and the upper menu will be reorganized soon to make sure that the Get Involved community page is visible. Expect more use to be made of the wiki in future, too. There has been a huge growth in interest in the use of the protocol over the past few weeks, and it would be great if more people could share their experiences on the wiki and in the different discussion areas. Remember to let us know if you are doing anything cool with MQTT – tag your tweets #mqtt to make sure you get our attention!

One final piece of news… if you are in the UK and interested in learning more about MQTT then you should check out the free 1-day messaging PubSub Huddle on September 23rd, where MQTT will be one of the technologies being discussed.

Pierre Lasanté

Hi. I’m a java developer and I’m really interested to learn about MQTT. Could someone indicate me the best place to get me started?
Thanks!

knolleary

Hi Pierre – there’s a lot of information available. Just have a look around this site.

There’s the Get Involved page, linked above, that points you to the various places you can find out more about MQTT.

Follow the links under the Software section to find out about the various implementations available.

As a java developer, you should have a look at the Eclipse Paho project, which includes a java client.

Hope that helps.

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