After a slightly longer-than-anticipated proposal and setup period, the new Eclipse Paho project now has an initial repository containing the IBM MQTT C client (with the Java code to follow very soon). If you want to read more about it, Andy Piper has a handy blog post describing how to compile and test the C client code. Ongoing discussion happens on the paho-dev Eclipse mailing list. There’s also the forthcoming EclipseCon event in Reston, Virginia, where there will be a talk on MQTT as well as various meet ups and birds-of-a-feather sessions to discuss the Machine-to-Machine space.
As part of the same project, there’s now a public test “sandbox” of the mosquitto broker at m2m.eclipse.org – again, more information has been posted in the paho-dev mailing list.
In other “cloud” news, our friends over at Pachube are now beta-testing MQTT support. This is very cool. Pachube is a neat cloud service which lets you store and chart data in a variety of ways. Roger Light has posted a nice quickstart guide to MQTT and Pachube.
On the client side of things, Nick O’Leary has updated his very popular Arduino client. A new pure Python implementation has started over on Github, too.
As always, feel free to join us on IRC or on the protocol/community mailing list, update the wiki with your examples, or talk to us on Twitter to let us know what you think!