Byebye RabbitMQ, hello 0MQ!

The core architecture of HouseAgent is build around a messaging system known as RabbitMQ. This worked out fine so far, however during development we discovered a major drawback of RabbitMQ. RabbitMQ uses Erlang, which is a 70MB download.. *yikes*. In the future I want to be able to run HouseAgent…

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Installing HouseAgent on Linux

Following up on yesterday’s post, here are the instructions to install HouseAgent on Linux. I took one of the most popular Linux distribution’s (Ubuntu) for this blog post, but it should be easy to apply this guide for other distributions as well. Step 1: installing HouseAgent prerequisites The first step…

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HouseAgent: plug-ins

Yesterday’s post introduced HouseAgent. In today’s post we will dive deeper into HouseAgent plug-ins and their architecture. HouseAgent plug-ins can be programmed in any language, but Python is by far the preferred language for plug-ins. The previous post mentioned that a plug-in is a completely isolated component in the HouseAgent…

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Introducing HouseAgent

HouseAgent is a multi platform, open source home automation application. That was the short introduction of something I have been working on for quite some months already. HouseAgent has been running as my own home automation software for some time. I hear you asking, why not use one of the…

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