One of the initial design goals of VerneMQ was and still is that it comes with sane defaults but can be adapted to your needs whenever required. With vmq-diversity we want to go one step further, and open up plugin development to folks not familiar with Erlang. As a simple, yet powerful scripting language, Lua lets you have a go at your own VerneMQ plugins. No excuses anymore! ;)
With the initial release of VerneMQ we had great feedback from many of you interested in IoT technologies. But we also heard some concerns about integrating an Erlang based product into a rather traditional infrastructure. Why would that be a problem? Do you need to know Erlang to run VerneMQ? No! VerneMQ-as-a-product should provide blackbox MQTT functionality. You don't configure and administer it with Erlang commands or something. But...plugins!