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The Eclipse IoT MQTT Sandbox Is On the Move!

For many years, the Eclipse Foundation has offered an MQTT sandbox to the IoT developer community. That sandbox was maintained by Foundation staff and was running on Foundation infrastructure. The goal was to encourage and facilitate the evaluation of Eclipse Paho and Eclipse Mosquitto, and to foster interoperability among MQTT implementations. Today, I have the pleasure to announce the deployment of a new community-run MQTT sandbox to replace it.

What will change? — In a user perspective, just the domain name. The old sandbox was available at The new one will be available at As before, port 1883 will be used for standard connections and port 8883 for connections over TLS.

What will happen — For the time being, the DNS record for points to the old sandbox. On July 16 2019 at 10:00 EDT, the IT team will switch that DNS record to the new one.

The admins for the new sandbox will only be able to generate the digital certificates for TLS c…
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After leaving Oracle, I planned to start a new blog. I bought this domain name, opened a Blogger account, and then... Life got in the way.

Earlier this week, I started a new job at the Eclipse Foundation. I am now their IoT and Edge Computing Program Manager. What does this entail? Simply working with the rest of the Eclipse IoT Community. There are new projects to incept, new members to recruit, new developers to get in touch with... Part of my job is to get the message out; as such, I will be a frequent sight at industry conferences. I will also start to actually use this blog. I am very excited about this!

For the time being, this place is a work in progress. You can expect improved visuals and actual content soon. Is there something you want me to write about? Please let me know!