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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
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Mastering Internet of Things

By: Peter Waher

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced. At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Providing web content

The IoT Gateway includes a web server. It allows service modules to publish dynamic content and web APIs. But it also allows you to publish file-based web content. The root folder of the web server resides in the Root subfolder to the application data folder. It contains the default start page, which is a Markdown file. Markdown is by default converted to HTML automatically by the web server, unless Markdown is explicitly requested by the client. Since browsers do not request Markdown by default, browsing to the resource will result in a HTML page. After starting the gateway, you can browse its domain (or IP address), and the default start page is displayed, as shown in the following screenshot:

Default first page


Note that the localhost interface is not available in UWP apps. You must browse pages hosted by the gateway from another machine in the network.


You should examine the contents of the Root folder and its subfolders. This will allow you to better...