Target Communication Framework (TCF)

By Martin Oberhuber

A year ago at EclipseCon, I’ve been asked a lot whether there wasn’t a
lightweight Open Source agent for resource-constrained communications
with remote systems planned or available.

And now it’s here – and much more! The Target Communication Framework (TCF)
is not only an extendable agent, it’s a whole protocol framework that
has the potential to make target communications a lot easier. TCF is a
new incubating component of the Eclipse Target Management Project, and its unique benefits include

  • Transport-independent multiplexing of multiple services over a single protocol
  • Ability to transparently add 3rd party value-adding services in the communication chain
  • Auto-discovery and single setup of all target services.

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