Steve’s Internet Guide

Hi and Welcome to Steve’s Internet Guide.beginners guide internet-and-networking

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.





If you have any questions please ask


I publish a newsletter from time to time with tutorials,videos,news and tips that you might find useful. To receive it just complete the form below and then confirm your subscription.

Best Regards Steve

Latest Posts

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…)

Please rate? And use Comments to let me know more
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

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…)

Please rate? And use Comments to let me know more
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Node-Red – Storing IOT Data in a SQL Database

node-red-sqlite-iconIOT data from sensors and other devices usually comes as either a text string usually with key value pairs or more commonly as JSON encoded data.

Databases accept a variety of data formats the most common are INT and TEXT. (more…)

Please rate? And use Comments to let me know more
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

HTTP Headers: Understanding HTTP Part 2

HTTP-HeadersIn the second part of our short http course we will look at http headers.

If you’ve missed part 1 then here it is- Part 1- http basics (more…)

Please rate? And use Comments to let me know more
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Using cURL for Testing IOT Applications

curl-for-beginners-iconThe http protocol is the main protocol used on the web, and because of its widespread adoption it is also used in IOT applications.

Many IOT applications like the Thingsboard Dashboard support both http and MQTT.

In this tutorial we will start with a general introduction to cURL and show examples of using cURL to get and POST data. (more…)

Please rate? And use Comments to let me know more
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

You will find the latest Tutorials on the blog