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Eclipse survey finds Linux dominance, apparent endemic security apathy

The Eclipse Foundation has published its third annual IoT Developer Survey, charting the popularity of languages and operating systems among IoT developers and projects, and this year’s results are good news for Linux and Canonical. However, for security aficionados, the survey makes for grim reading, and while Thread and LPWAN are both seeing growth, a key takeaway is the distance between GE’s Predix and the big-three IoT cloud platforms. The report notes that there is a more diverse set of industries represented by the respondents, with Industrial Automation, Smart Cities, and Energy Management seeing significant growth compared to the year before. IoT platform/middleware was the most popular are, with 41.6% of the vote, followed by Home Automation on 41.1%, and…

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