DNIe development workshop in Valladolid

The technical workshop on the Spanish electronic ID card, DNIe, that took place in Valladolid the 1st of June, provided a good introduction into a subject I have just started to look into. The DNIe support website offers loads of resources useful for development of applications built around the usage of a DNIe smartcard.

I am now looking into OpenSC and support for DNIe on Ubuntu Lucid, which seems to be a problem right now as the OpenSC driver supported for usage with the DNIe is provided in compiled form, using a version of OpenSC that lags behind what is available with most modern distributions. I will keep you updated.

EW2010

Embedded World 2010 in Nuremberg was a great exhibition and conference. The trendy topics this year seemed to be Android and energy-efficient computing, with a myriad of vendors selling low-power embedded solutions. There were as well plenty of ARM related tools and chip vendors, with ARM getting bigger all the time. Also, an example of open source and proprietary software coexisting side by side: