MQTTv5 CONNECT and CONNACK Messages -Overview

The MQTT CONNECT and response messages (CONNACK) have been greatly enhanced in MQTTv5 with the addition of the properties field. The properties field allows for a large increase in the information that can be exchanged between client and server on connection establishment compared to MQTT v3.1.1. For example it is now possible to restrict the maximum message size the server will send to the client by telling the server what size the client will accept. The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the CONNECT message in MQTTv5 and do a quick Comparison with MQTT v3.11.

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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:

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Using cURL for Testing IOT Applications

The 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.

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Node-Red Settings.js File – Node-Red Admin

Node red uses a settings file called settings.js located in in the user .node-red (dot node-red) folder in their home directory. You can create your own settings file and customise it either by copying the existing file or using the file available from Github here. On Linux the settings.js file is copied from the /usr/lib/node-modules/node-red/ folder to your .node-red folder in your home directory when you start node-red, and there is no settings.js file present.

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Using The Node-Red Library

If you want to save a flow or function and reuse it later in another flow on the same computer then you can save it to the local library. To save a flow to the library highlight all nodes in the flow by using CTRL+A then use the main menu (top right) and select Export>Library.

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Understanding And Using MQTT v5 Request Response

Web Applications have a direct connection between the sender and receiver. The sender is the client (web browser) and the receiver is the server. They implement a command response message flow were the client(browser) makes a request and the server responds and there is a direct connection between client and server.

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