Month: November 2011

New Contiki OS Network Regression Test Framework

Contiki, the open source operating system for the Internet of Things, just got a regression test framework ported over from Thingsquare Mist that allows the Contiki developers to test the entire system on 9 platforms, 4 CPU architectures, and 1021 network nodes, for every new commit.

Some have argued that being a framework, it should have been written in C++ rather than C, and that’s is essentially nothing more than a bunch of libraries and APIs…  However, others point to the fact that, since it’s meant to run on microcontrollers (with only kilobytes of RAM), C is still the best choice for it’s smaller compiled footprint, as OO is still more of a luxury when it comes to embedded programming, etc…

Any thoughts?

New Contiki OS Network Regression Test Framework was originally published on