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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
12 companies reportedly use Yocto in their tech stacks, including Ubidreams, Tillhub GmbH, and BlueRange.

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

Yocto Integrations

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.
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Buildroot
It is a tool that simplifies and automates the process of building a complete Linux system for an embedded system, using cross-compilation.
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.
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Yocto's Followers
33 developers follow Yocto to keep up with related blogs and decisions.