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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

Introducing XMPP

The XMPP was developed within the Jabber project in the late 1990s as a means to provide the necessary communication infrastructure for instant messaging (or chat) applications. These kinds of applications required an open, flexible, and extensible protocol that allowed peers to communicate with each other, even if they were residing behind separate firewalls.

The protocol has since grown and covers a lot of different use cases requiring instant messaging (that is, asynchronous messaging between peers) that are not related to chat. The protocol is also maintained by a separate organization, called the XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF). The core of the XMPP protocol is also standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). XMPP Extension Protocols (XEPs) are maintained and published by the XSF.

Using XML

The XMPP protocol is based on the Extensible Markup Language, or XML. It is XML that makes the protocol extensible, in a well-defined manner. Since XML elements are...