Steve’s Internet Guide

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The first wave of the Internet involved connecting people to each other and people to information.

The next wave of the Internet will involve connecting the physical world to the Internet, and machines to each other (M2M – Machine to machine).

Every object, both real and virtual, connected to, and accessible over the Internet is the basic idea of the Internet of Things or the internet of Everything

Although the Internet of Things will make use of the existing Internet protocols and Internet technologies it will introduce new technologies,protocols and services.

SeeThe Internet of Things ( IOT) for Beginners

This site will focus on explaining and using those important IOT technologies and services. Below are some quick links to get you started.





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Latest Posts

Using MQTT-Lens- Beginners Guide

mqtt-lensMQTT Lens is an add-on for the chrome browser that lets you publish messages to an MQTT broker and subscribe to MQTT topics and receive messages using the chrome web browser.

Once installed you access it via the url chrome://apps as shown below: (more…)

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MQTTv5 Connect and Connack Messages -Overview

mqttv5-connectThe MQTT CONNECT and response messages (CONNACK) have been greatly enhanced in MQTTv5 with the addition of the properties field.

This allows for a large increase in the information that can be exchanged on connection establishment compared to MQTT v3.11.

The properties field can be found in both the CONNECT and CONNACK , DISCONNECT and other messages.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the CONNECT message in MQTTv5 and a quick Comparison with MQTT v3.11. (more…)

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Using MQTT APIs For IOT -Beginners Guide

MQTT is probably the most common IOT protocol and many IOT service providers and devices provide an MQTT based API.

In the tutorial we are going to use a simple MQTT API to manage several simulated devices. (more…)

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Using HTTP APIs For IOT -Beginners Guide

Many of the APIs today are Web API’s designed to access web services like Facebook ,Twitter etc. Because of their widespread use most IOT services (AZURE,AWS,Bluemix)  also support http based APIs.

To understand and use an http API you will need a reasonable understanding of the following: (more…)

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JSON For Beginners

json-beginners-iconWhen sending and receiving data in IOT applications and APIs you will encounter JSON formatted data.

Having a good working knowledge of JSON and how to create and use JSON data will be very important in developing IOT applications. (more…)

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