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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
Book Image

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

Envisioning the Smart City

At the beginning of this book, we presented the following vision of what a Smart City is in a Smart Society; there are the following access:

  • The ubiquitous access to interoperable sensors and actuators
  • The ubiquitous access to data and information from society's authorities
  • Access to smart services in all niches of society

Simply put, a Smart Society will be open and transparent, and there will be sensors and actuators everywhere that you can interact with through a multitude of services tailored for the needs of the society.

Deriving some immediate consequences

From the preceding vision, we can derive a set of keywords immediately:

  • Interoperability (as opposed to proprietary or bespoke): Without interoperability based on standards, there can be no ubiquitous access to devices.
  • Openness (as opposed to closed off or sealed): The members of the society collectively pay for its authorities to perform its duties. The data they collect must be accessible by members of the society...