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Learning AWS IoT

By : Agus Kurniawan
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Learning AWS IoT

By: Agus Kurniawan

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things market increased a lot in the past few years and IoT development and its adoption have showed an upward trend. Analysis and predictions say that Enterprise IoT platforms are the future of IoT. AWS IoT is currently leading the market with its wide range of device support SDKs and versatile management console. This book initially introduces you to the IoT platforms, and how it makes our IoT development easy. It then covers the complete AWS IoT Suite and how it can be used to develop secure communication between internet-connected things such as sensors, actuators, embedded devices, smart applications, and so on. The book also covers the various modules of AWS: AWS Greengrass, AWS device SDKs, AWS IoT Platform, AWS Button, AWS Management consoles, AWS-related CLI, and API references, all with practical use cases. Near the end, the book supplies security-related best practices to make bi-directional communication more secure. When you've finished this book, you'll be up-and-running with the AWS IoT Suite, and building IoT projects.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Title Page
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Introducing AWS IoT Button

AWS IoT Button is one of the AWS services that interacts with the AWS backend. AWS IoT Button is built based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware. This device provides connectivity capability through Wi-Fi to communicate with the AWS server.

The first AWS IoT Button hardware appeared in October of 2015. The current AWS IoT Button hardware is the second generation. You can buy this hardware on Amazon's website at You can also check it on your local Amazon website.

The AWS IoT Button form can be seen in the following image.  It consists of a button and indicator LED. AWS IoT Button can detect users pressing in the following three types:

  • Single clicked
  • Double clicked
  • Long clicked

Each clicked type can be connected to a specific action. AWS IoT Button can also be integrated with other AWS services, such as AWS IoT and AWS Lambda.