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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

Understanding the benefits of interoperability

While designing proprietary technologies might be exciting, fun, and a quick way to start experimenting and learning, it might not always be the best option. Often, there are alternatives. Others have often solved similar problems and created solutions that you might explore. Some of these might even include technologies that have been standardized by recognized standardization bodies. While these technologies might restrict you at first glance, they provide several positive advantages as well. One of these is peer review. Often, simple and obvious mistakes are caught and corrected during peer review. Experience gained during experimentation is fed back into the process, resulting in better design. Standards are more stable, and do not change quickly over time. Changes are also made in a way which avoid breaking compatibility. This makes your solutions based on them resilient and more future-proof. The technology is also more battle tested....