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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

Testing your devices

You are now ready to test your new CoAP-enabled devices. The easiest way to do this is to use a publicly available CoAP test tool. In this book, we will use the Copper (Cu) plugin from Firefox, which adds the coap URI scheme to the browser and allows you to explore CoAP resources easily. In the next chapter, we will show how you can create CoAP clients communicating with CoAP servers using the CoapEndpoint class.


The Copper (Cu) plugin can be found at If your CoAP server device is made available online, you can also use to test it. Check for a list of the different tools available.

Discovering the contents of your device

Now, open Firefox and install the Copper (Cu) plugin. Then navigate to your sensor device by simply entering coap://IP_ADDRESS/ into the address field of the browser; you replace IP_ADDRESS with the actual IP address of your device. Once...