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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JSON For Beginners

When 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.

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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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Creating an IOT or MQTT Dashboard Using Thingsboard

Thingsboard is an open source IOT platform for data visualization. It is available for download and installation on your own hardware or as an online service for demonstration purposes. In this tutorial we will configure a simple Dashboard to display data from sensors using MQTT and Python.

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Guide to IOT Networking and Messaging Protocols

The Internet of things (IOT) will utilize the existing networking infrastructure, technologies and protocols currently used in homes/offices and on the Internet, and will introduce many more. The purpose of this tutorial is to give you a quick overview of what networking and application protocols are likely to be used to build the IOT.

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IOT Wireless Technology Working Notes

These are currently my working notes and resource links on the various technologies surrounding the internet of things wireless technologies.. Overview The Internet we as we currently know It consists of computers, tablets, and laptops connected to the Internet using either cable (Ethernet) or Wireless (Wi-Fi) Smart phones and tablets don’t have support for Ethernet. and use Wi-Fi as the main connection technology and mobile technologies ( 3G and 4G) when they’re not in the range of a WiFi connection. The IOT will consist of an array of new devices that are very different to tablets and PCs. The main characteristics

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Understanding HTTP Basics

HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol and is used to transfer data across the Web. It is a critical protocol for web developers to understand and because of it widespread use it is also used in transferring data and commands in IOT applications. The first version of the protocol had only one method, namely GET, which would request a page from a server. The response from the server was always an HTML page.- Wiki To give you an idea of how simple the HTTP protocol started out take a look at the Original specification which was only 1 page.

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