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Practical Internet of Things with JavaScript

By : Arvind Ravulavaru
Book Image

Practical Internet of Things with JavaScript

By: Arvind Ravulavaru

Overview of this book

In this world of technology upgrades, IoT is currently leading with its promise to make the world a more smarter and efficient place. This book will show you how to build simple IoT solutions that will help you to understand how this technology works. We would not only explore the IoT solution stack, but we will also see how to do it with the world’s most misunderstood programming language - JavaScript. Using Raspberry Pi 3 and JavaScript (ES5/ES6) as the base to build all the projects, you will begin with learning about the fundamentals of IoT and then build a standard framework for developing all the applications covered in this book. You will then move on to build a weather station with temperature, humidity and moisture sensors and further integrate Alexa with it. Further, you will build a smart wearable for understanding the concept of fall detection. You will then extend it with the 'If This Then That' (IFTTT) rules engine to send an email on fall detection. Finally, you will be working with the Raspberry Pi 3 camera module and surveillance with a bit of facial detection using Amazon Rekognition platform. At the end of the book, you will not only be able to build standalone exciting IoT applications but also learn how you can extend your projects to another level.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. The World of IoT

Welcome to advanced IoT with JavaScript. In this book, we will look at building IoT solutions using JavaScript as our programming language. Before we start with the technical deep dive, I would like to talk about the world of IoT, the solutions offered by it, and what responsibilities fall on bestows on us developers who make these products. In this chapter, we will look at the following topics:

  • The world of IoT
  • History of IoT
  • IoT uses cases
  • Technology overview
  • Product engineering