The Bluetooth Technology for Linux Developers Study Guide

The Bluetooth SIG has a new Bluetooth Technology for Linux Developers Study Guide. It explains how Bluetooth is implemented in hardware as part of the main board or added using a USB dongle. The Bluetooth stack runs as a system service using BlueZ. BlueZ is accessed via inter-process communication (IPC) via D-Bus, a message-based system service. Applications use D-Bus and hence BlueZ.

While the study guide is helpful, we suggest you also explore the Bluetooth APIs available from your chosen programming language. We have never had to program at the D-Bus level. Take a look at the Node, Javascript, Arduino, c, c++, Rust, Python and Java Bluetooth APIs and libraries.