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Industrial Internet Application Development

By : Alena Traukina, Jayant Thomas, Prashant Tyagi, Veera Kishore Reddipalli
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Industrial Internet Application Development

By: Alena Traukina, Jayant Thomas, Prashant Tyagi, Veera Kishore Reddipalli

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet refers to the integration of complex physical machines with networked sensors and software. The growth in the number of sensors used in industrial machinery has led to an exponential increase in data being captured for predictive analytics. Industrial Internet Application Development is a practical guide for developers who want to create applications that leverage the full capabilities of IIoT. You will get started by learning how to develop your first IIoT application and understanding its deployment and security. Once you’re familiar with what IIoT is, you will move on to exploring Edge Development along with the analytics aspect of the IIoT stack. In later chapters, you’ll get to grips with the deployment of IIoT applications on the Predix platform. As you cover these concepts, you’ll be able to identify key elements of the development framework and understand their importance while considering architecture and design for IIoT applications. By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to deploy IIoT applications on the Predix platform and incorporate best practices for developing fault-tolerant and reliable IIoT systems.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Free Chapter
IIoT Fundamentals and Components
Future Direction of the IIoT

Best practices for API development

We will start with discussing API development best practices because the API is the cornerstone for good microservices-based architecture, which in turn forms the basis of the IoT cloud tier. APIs in a microservices context are always RESTful interfaces. RESTful APIs use constructs of HTTP at their core and JSON as their payload for request and response. We will look at a few key aspects of developing an awesome API. We can develop RESTful APIs using frameworks such as Spring Boot, Node—Express, or Python—Flask.

The API endpoint should be descriptive

The endpoint of the API should be self-descriptive and should use HTTP methods such as GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE to perform the...