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MQTT is a lightweight publish/subscribe messaging protocol designed for M2M (machine to machine) telemetry in low bandwidth environments.

This protocol is becoming the main messaging protocol for IOT (Internet of Things)


MQTT Brokers and Clients


MQTT Brokers/Servers and Cloud Hosting Guide

Mosquitto is a Lightweight and the most popular MQTT broker. Easy to install on Linux,Raspberry Pi and Windows.

Almost certainly the first choice for edge brokers/servers




Python is easy to learn and Paho Eclipse provide a open source MQTT client that is ideal for IOT projects.

Learn how to use MQTT with Python.




Node-Red is a flow based programming tool that is being used for monitoring and managing IOT devices and systems through dashboards.

Node-Red makes it easy to create IOT systems with little or no programming knowledge using a web browser interface and could easily become the WordPress of IOT.

IOT and MQTT Data Logging

Logging and storing IOT/MQTT data will be very important and I’ve created several data loggers in Python and Node-red that can be used to log MQTT data to text files and SQL database.



MQTT Topics

MQTT does define a topic structure like your find in DNS (domain name systems) and you are free to design your own.

As a primer I wrote several tutorials on this topic that you may find helpful.

MQTT Topic and Payload Design Notes


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The template widget can contain any valid html and Angular/Angular-Material directives.

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MQTT is a publish and subscribe protocol with no direct connection between clients.

However many applications require a client to client type connection. Examples are:

  • Chat
  • Sensor or device control

This can be achieved in all versions of MQTT but it has been made easier in MQTTv5 with the introduction of request response in the publish payload.

In this tutorial we look at achieving the same in MQTTv3.1.1.


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