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Azure IoT Development Cookbook

By : Yatish Patil
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Azure IoT Development Cookbook

By: Yatish Patil

Overview of this book

Microsoft’s end-to-end IoT platform is the most complete IoT offering, empowering enterprises to build and realize value from IoT solutions efficiently. It is important to develop robust and reliable solutions for your organization to leverage IoT services. This book focuses on how to start building custom solutions using the IoT hub or the preconfigured solution of Azure IoT suite. As a developer, you will be taught how to connect multiple devices to the Azure IoT hub, develop, manage the IoT hub service and integrate the hub with cloud. We will be covering REST APIs along with HTTP, MQTT and AMQP protocols. It also helps you learn Pre-Configured IoT Suite solution. Moving ahead we will be covering topics like:-Process device-to-cloud messages and cloud-to-device messages using .Net-Direct methods and device management-Query Language, Azure IoT SDK for .Net-Creating and managing, Securing IoT hub, IoT Suite and many more. We will be using windows 10 IoT core, Visual Studio, universal Windows platform. At the end, we will take you through IoT analytics and provide a demo of connecting real device with Azure IoT.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Connecting IoT Hub using MQTT client tools

In this recipe, we will use a MQTTBox tool as the MQTT client. So, instead of creating code-based application, we will be using a tool to establish connectivity with the IoT Hub and then create the publisher, as well as subscribe to send and receive data respectively.

Getting ready

We will download the Windows-based installer and configure the MQTTBox tool. Also, we will need the device explorer tool, which we can use to generate the shared secure keys or to send any data to the MQTT client.

Basically, this tool is nothing but a simulator in place of a real device connecting over MQTT protocol. This way, we can test the connectivity with the IoT Hub and send some dummy data to verify...