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What is Yocto?

It is an open source collaboration project that helps developers create custom Linux-based systems regardless of the hardware architecture. It provides a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices that can be used to create tailored Linux images for embedded and IOT devices, or anywhere a customized Linux OS is needed.
Yocto is a tool in the Infrastructure Build Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses Yocto?

Companies
8 companies reportedly use Yocto in their tech stacks, including Dronesmith Technologies, Koolicar, and Ubidreams.

Developers
8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Yocto.

Yocto Integrations

Why developers like Yocto?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Yocto
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Yocto's Features

  • Open source embedded Linux build system
  • package metadata
  • SDK generator

Yocto Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Yocto?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
Terraform
With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
AWS CloudFormation
You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
Packer
Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.
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Yocto's Followers
7 developers follow Yocto to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
simplytech
John Alton
Masa Jow
ThomasAbg
Fernando Palarmini
xxv
Sean Donohue