Building the Web of Things

Author: Dominique Guinard

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 125

Summary A hands-on guide that will teach how to design and implement scalable, flexible, and open IoT solutions using web technologies. This book focuses on providing the right balance of theory, code samples, and practical examples to enable you to successfully connect all sorts of devices to the web and to expose their services and data over REST APIs. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Because the Internet of Things is still new, there is no universal application protocol. Fortunately, the IoT can take advantage of the web, where IoT protocols connect applications thanks to universal and open APIs. About the Book Building the Web of Things is a guide to using cutting-edge web technologies to build the IoT. This step-by-step book teaches you how to use web protocols to connect real-world devices to the web, including the Semantic and Social Webs. Along the way you'll gain vital concepts as you follow instructions for making Web of Things devices. By the end, you'll have the practical skills you need to implement your own web-connected products and services. What's Inside Introduction to IoT protocols and devices Connect electronic actuators and sensors (GPIO) to a Raspberry Pi Implement standard REST and Pub/Sub APIs with Node.js on embedded systems Learn about IoT protocols like MQTT and CoAP and integrate them to the Web of Things Use the Semantic Web (JSON-LD, RDFa, etc.) to discover and find Web Things Share Things via Social Networks to create the Social Web of Things Build a web-based smart home with HTTP and WebSocket Compose physical mashups with EVRYTHNG, Node-RED, and IFTTT About the Reader For both seasoned programmers and those with only basic programming skills. About the Authors Dominique Guinard and Vlad Trifa pioneered the Web of Things and cofounded EVRYTHNG, a large-scale IoT cloud powering billions of Web Things. Table of Contents PART 1 BASICS OF THE IOT AND THE WOT From the Internet of Things to the Web of Things Hello, World Wide Web of Things Node.js for the Web of Things Getting started with embedded systems Building networks of Things PART 2 BUILDING THE WOT Access: Web APIs for Things Implementing Web Things Find: Describe and discover Web Things Share: Securing and sharing Web Things

Enterprise Internet of Things Handbook

Build end-to-end IoT solutions using popular IoT platforms

Author: Arvind Ravulavaru

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 592

Get familiar with the building blocks of IoT solutions using off–the-shelf IoT platforms. Key Features Work with various trending IoT platforms such as AWS IoT, Azure IoT, Google IoT, IBM Watson IoT, and Kaa IoT Gain hands-on knowledge working with Cloud-based IoT platforms, IoT Analytics, and so on. A practical guide that will help you build IoT strategies for your organization Book Description There is a lot of work that is being done in the IoT domain and according to Forbes the global IoT market will grow from $157B in 2016 to $457B by 2020. This is an amazing market both in terms technology advancement as well as money. In this book, we will be covering five popular IoT platforms, namely, AWS IoT, Microsoft Azure IoT, Google IoT Core, IBM Watson IoT, and Kaa IoT middleware. You are going to build solutions that will use a Raspberry Pi 3, a DHT11 Temperature and humidity sensor, and a dashboard to visualize the sensor data in real-time. Furthermore, you will also explore various components of each of the platforms that are needed to achieve the desired solution. Besides building solutions, you will look at how Machine Learning and IoT go hand in hand and later design a simple predictive web service based on this concept. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to implement an IoT strategy best-fit for your organization What you will learn Connect a Temperature and Humidity sensor and see how these two can be managed from various platforms Explore the core components of AWS IoT such as AWS Kinesis and AWS IoTRules Engine Build a simple analysis dashboard using Azure IoT and Power BI Understand the fundamentals of Google IoT and use Google core APIs to build your own dashboard Get started and work with the IBM Watson IoT platform Integrate Cassandra and Zeppelin with Kaa IoT dashboard Review some Machine Learning and AI and get to know more about their implementation in the IoT domain. Who this book is for This book is targeted at IoT architects and engineers, or any stakeholders working with IoT solutions in an organization. This book will also help decision makers and professionals from small- and medium-sized enterprises build an IoT strategy for their venture.

Internet of Things Programming with JavaScript

Author: Ruben Oliva Ramos

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 922

Learn the art of bringing the Internet of Things into your projects with the power of JavaScript About This Book This is a practical guide to help you configure and build a complete distributed IoT system from scratch using JavaScript Utilize the power of Node and HTML5 to develop web services and a centralized web server, enabling high-level communication between connected devices Control all your connected devices from the browser by setting up a common dashboard Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who are interested in learning how to communicate with connected devices in JavaScript to set up an IoT system. Some basic knowledge of JavaScript is expected. Hobbyists who want to explore the potential of IoT in JavaScript will also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Develop the skills to connected devices prepared the field to interact with the devices in a network system Internet of Things Find out how to connect sensors and actuators to the devices Send data to a web server connected devices Understand Internet of things using web services and database Configure a dashboard using HTML5 and JavaScript Control devices connected from a dashboard Monitor different devices from the dashboard Build an app for a smartphone to control different devices In Detail The Internet of Things (IoT) is an entirely new platform for developers and engineers, but one thing that remains consistent as we move into this new world, are the programming languages. JavaScript is the most widely used language over the Internet, and with IoT gaining momentum, you will learn how to harness the power of JavaScript to interact with connected devices. This book will teach you how to interact with endpoint devices by developing web services in JavaScript and also set up an interface to control all connected devices. This book begins with setting up a centralized web server that serves as a hub for all connected devices. The book then progresses further towards building web services to facilitate high-level communication between connected devices. Using Arduino and Raspberry Pi Zero as endpoint devices, the book will show you how devices can communicate with each other, perform a wide range of tasks, and also be controlled from a centralized location using JavaScript. The book ends with creating a hybrid app to control the devices that can be run from a browser or installed on a smartphone. Style and approach This book offers step-by-step guidance on how to set up a distributed IoT system using JavaScript. It will teach you how to interact with endpoint devices by developing web services in JavaScript and also set up an interface for controlling all connected devices.

Node.js for Embedded Systems

Using Web Technologies to Build Connected Devices

Author: Patrick Mulder

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 744

How can we build bridges from the digital world of the Internet to the analog world that surrounds us? By bringing accessibility to embedded components such as sensors and microcontrollers, JavaScript and Node.js might shape the world of physical computing as they did for web browsers. This practical guide shows hardware and software engineers, makers, and web developers how to talk in JavaScript with a variety of hardware platforms. Authors Patrick Mulder and Kelsey Breseman also delve into the basics of microcontrollers, single-board computers, and other hardware components. Use JavaScript to program microcontrollers with Arduino and Espruino Prototype IoT devices with the Tessel 2 development platform Learn about electronic input and output components, including sensors Connect microcontrollers to the Internet with the Particle Photon toolchain Run Node.js on single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi and Intel Edison Talk to embedded devices with Node.js libraries such as Johnny-Five, and remotely control the devices with Bluetooth Use MQTT as a message broker to connect devices across networks Explore ways to use robots as building blocks for shared experiences

Web Development with MongoDB and Node

Build fast web applications for handling any kind of data

Author: Bruno Joseph D'mello

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 459

Use the two popular web development stacks, Node.js and MongoDB, to build full-featured web applications About This Book Learn the new ECMAScript along with Node 8 and MongoDB to make your application more effective. Get the up-to-date information required to launch your first application prototype using the latest versions of Node.js and MongoDB. A practical guide with clear instructions to designing and developing a complete web application from start to finish using trending frameworks such as angular4 and hapi Who This Book Is For The book is designed for JavaScript developers of any skill level who want to get up-and-running using Node.js and MongoDB to build full-featured web applications. A basic understanding of JavaScript and HTML is the only prerequisite for this book. What You Will Learn Work with Node.js building blocks Write and configure a web server using Node.js powered by the Express.js framework Build dynamic HTML pages using the Handlebars template engine Persist application data using MongoDB and Mongoose ODM Test your code using automated testing tools such as the Mocha framework Automate test cases using Gulp Reduce your web development time by integrating third-party tools for web interaction. Deploy a development environment to the cloud using services such as Heroku, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure Explore single-page application frameworks to take your web applications to the next level In Detail Node.js builds fast, scalable network applications while MongoDB is the perfect fit as a high-performance, open source NoSQL database solution. The combination of these two technologies offers high performance and scalability and helps in building fast, scalable network applications. Together they provide the power for manage any form of data as well as speed of delivery. This book will help you to get these two technologies working together to build web applications quickly and easily, with effortless deployment to the cloud. You will also learn about angular 4, which consumes pure JSON APOIs from a hapi server. The book begins by setting up your development environment, running you through the steps necessary to get the main application server up-and-running. Then you will see how to use Node.js to connect to a MongoDB database and perform data manipulations. From here on, the book will take you through integration with third-party tools to interact with web apps. You will see how to use controllers and view models to generate reusable code that will reduce development time. Toward the end, the book supplies tests to properly execute your code and take your skills to the next level with the most popular frameworks for developing web applications. By the end of the book, you will have a running web application developed with MongoDB, Node.js, and some of the most powerful and popular frameworks. Style and approach A practical guide with clear instructions to designing and developing a complete web application from start to finish

Building Smart Homes with Raspberry Pi Zero

Author: Marco Schwartz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 196

View: 128

Build revolutionary and incredibly useful home automation projects with the all-new Pi Zero About This Book Create and program home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero board Connect your Raspberry Pi Zero to a cloud API, and then build a cloud dashboard to control your devices Integrate all the projects into a complex project to automate key aspects of your home: data monitoring, devices control, and security Who This Book Is For This book is for enthusiasts and programmers who want to build powerful and inexpensive home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi zero, and to transform their home into a smart home. It is for those who are new to the field of home automation, or who already have experience with other platforms such as Arduino. What You Will Learn Learn how to measure and store data using the Raspberry Pi Zero board Control LED lights, lamps, and other electrical applications Send automated notifications by e-mail, SMS, or push notifications Connect motion detectors, cameras, and alarms Create automated alerts using Raspberry Pi Zero boards Control devices using cloud-based services Build a complete home automation system using Pi Zero In Detail The release of the Raspberry Pi Zero has completely amazed the tech community. With the price, form factor, and being high on utility—the Raspberry Pi Zero is the perfect companion to support home automation projects and makes IoT even more accessible. With this book, you will be able to create and program home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero board. The book will teach you how to build a thermostat that will automatically regulate the temperature in your home. Another important topic in home automation is controlling electrical appliances, and you will learn how to control LED Lights, lamps, and other electrical applications. Moving on, we will build a smart energy meter that can measure the power of the appliance, and you'll learn how to switch it on and off. You'll also see how to build simple security system, composed of alarms, a security camera, and motion detectors. At the end, you will integrate everything what you learned so far into a more complex project to automate the key aspects of your home. By the end, you will have deepened your knowledge of the Raspberry Pi Zero, and will know how to build autonomous home automation projects. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step approach to automate your home like never before!

Raspberry Pi 2 Server Essentials

Author: Piotr J Kula

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 174

View: 783

Transform your Raspberry Pi into a multi-purpose web server that supports your entire multimedia world with this practical and accessible tutorial! About This Book Host websites, games, and even stream HD videos with the impressive power of Raspberry Pi 2 Get to grips with embedded programming by turning your Pi into the cloud server that can be used to power Internet of Things projects Make the Raspberry Pi 2 the center of your latest tech experiments and discover how it can manage and host resources Who This Book Is For Seeking inspiration for some new tech projects? Want to get more from your Raspberry Pi? This book has been created especially for you! What You Will Learn Host your Raspberry Pi as a web server using the minimum power resources Connect your Pi to the Internet and perform network benchmarking Explore the cross-platform features of the Pi as you run Python, Node.JS, ASP.NET, and PHP all in one place Share files over the Internet using your Pi as a file server Turn your Pi into a game server, host and engage into playing Enjoy live HD video streaming and exclusive real-time text overlays In Detail There's no end to what you can do with a Raspberry Pi – it makes a huge range of tech projects possible. This book shows you how to transform it into a multipurpose web server, able to store and manage resources that lets you build some truly innovative and impressive computing creations. You'll learn how to use your Raspberry Pi 2 to host a website using a range of different languages, host a game server, store files, and run everything from a media center to a cloud network. If you want to take control of your technological world, start building your own server and find out what's possible with the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Begin by getting your Pi set up – follow each step as the book shows you how to prepare a network and configure the additional features that you'll need to build your projects. Once you've done this you'll dig a little deeper and set up your pi as a file server, making sure it's built for speed using a range of different tools, including Python, Node.js and ASP.NET. Following this the book shows you how to extend your server to allow you to host games, and stream live HD video before customizing it even further to create a fully-fledged media center. It doesn't stop there however – the book then dives into the exciting world of the Internet of Things (IoT). You'll learn how to install Windows IoT onto your Raspberry Pi, the operating system that's driving embedded software projects all around the world. Once you've done this you'll be ready to explore IoT further, as the book shows you how to use your device to host a cloud network that can form the basis of a wider IoT project. Style and approach Packed with plenty of practical examples that walk you through a number of Raspberry Pi projects, this book is an accessible journey into embedded computing and Internet of Things.

Raspberry Pi Zero Cookbook

Author: Edward Snajder

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 422

View: 226

Over 80 practical and interesting recipes that explore the plethora of functionalities and opportunities available with Raspberry Pi Zero About This Book Deep dive into the components of the small yet powerful Raspberry Pi Zero Get into grips with integrating various hardware, programming, and networking concepts with the so-called “cheapest computer” Explore the functionalities of this $5 chip through practical recipes Who This Book Is For This book is for programmers and hobbyists who are eager to dive deep into the Raspberry Pi Zero. If you have basic or zero knowledge of the Raspberry Pi Zero, or if you looking for examples of ways to utilize the Raspberry Pi's GPIO interface, then this book is ideal for you. Basic knowledge of Python will be beneficial, and experience with circuitry and electronics will be needed for the later chapters in the book. What You Will Learn Set up your Raspberry Pi Zero with the operating system, networking, and different interfaces Get a hands-on introduction to Linux, Python, and shell scripts with the Raspberry Pi Zero Become a master at driving GPIOs and controlling relays, motors, transistors, buzzers, audio, read switches, and interrupts with the Raspberry Pi Zero Control GPIOs using the web interface and Node.js Connect displays, LED matrixes, analog sensors, and digital sensors Hack the Ethernet on the Raspberry Pi Zero Make your Raspberry Pi Zero an IoT-based sensor node and remotely monitor your data In Detail The Raspberry Pi Zero, one of the most inexpensive, fully-functional computers available, is a powerful and revolutionary product developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi Zero opens up a new world for the makers out there. This book will give you expertise with the Raspberry Pi Zero, providing all the necessary recipes that will get you up and running. In this book, you will learn how to prepare your own circuits rather than buying the expensive add–ons available in the market. We start by showing you how to set up and manage the Pi Zero and then move on to configuring the hardware, running it with Linux, and programming it with Python scripts. Later, we integrate the Raspberry Pi Zero with sensors, motors, and other hardware. You will also get hands-on with interesting projects in media centers, IoT, and more. Style and approach This recipe-based book will ensure you gain an intermediate-level knowledge of the Raspberry Pi Zero. This book contains comprehensive illustrations with specific schematics for each circuit diagram.

Programming Voice Interfaces

Author: Walter Quesada

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 488

Get a step-by-step guide for developing voice interfaces for applications and devices connected to the Internet of Things. By allowing consumers to use natural human interactions, you can avoid awkward methods of input and interactivity to provide them with elevated user experiences. This practical book is ideal for software engineers who build applications for the Web, smartphones, as well as embedded systems that dominate the IoT space. Integrate voice interfaces with internet connected devices and sensors Learn how to integrate with existing voice interfaces Understand when to use a voice over other Natural User Interface technologies Build a prototype with tools such as Raspberry Pi, solderless breadboards, jumper cables, sensors, Arduino, Visual Studio, and other tools Use cloud services such as Azure and AWS to integrate voice with your existing or new web service end-points

BeagleBone Black Cookbook

Author: Charles A. Hamilton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 346

View: 809

Over 60 recipes and solutions for inventors, makers, and budding engineers to create projects using the BeagleBone Black About This Book Learn how to develop applications with the BeagleBone Black and open source Linux software Sharpen your expertise in making sophisticated electronic devices Explore the BeagleBone Black with this easy-to-succeed recipe format Who This Book Is For If you are a hardware, Linux, and/or microcomputing novice, or someone who wants more power and possibilities with product prototypes, electronic art projects, or embedded computing experiments, then this book is for you. It is for Internet of Things enthusiasts who want to use more sophisticated hardware than the Raspberry Pi or the Arduino can provide. Whether you are an engineering student, a DIYer, an inventor, or a budding electronics enthusiast, this book delivers accessible, easy-to-succeed instructions for using an advanced microcomputing platform. What You Will Learn Set up and run the BeagleBone Black for the first time Learn the basics of microcomputing and Linux using the command line and easy kernel mods Make introductory projects with Python, JavaScript, BoneScript, and Node.js Explore physical computing and simple circuits using buttons, LEDs, sensors, and motors Discover the unique features of the BeagleBone Black and its real-time computing functions Build intermediate level audio and video applications Assemble and add ingredients for creating Internet of Things prototypes In Detail There are many single-board controllers and computers such as Arduino, Udoo, or Raspberry Pi, which can be used to create electronic prototypes on circuit boards. However, when it comes to creating more advanced projects, BeagleBone Black provides a sophisticated alternative. Mastering the BeagleBone Black enables you to combine it with sensors and LEDs, add buttons, and marry it to a variety of add-on boards. You can transform this tiny device into the brain for an embedded application or an endless variety of electronic inventions and prototypes. With dozens of how-tos, this book kicks off with the basic steps for setting up and running the BeagleBone Black for the first time, from connecting the necessary hardware and using the command line with Linux commands to installing new software and controlling your system remotely. Following these recipes, more advanced examples take you through scripting, debugging, and working with software source files, eventually working with the Linux kernel. Subsequently, you will learn how to exploit the board's real-time functions. We will then discover exciting methods for using sound and video with the system before marching forward into an exploration of recipes for building Internet of Things projects. Finally, the book finishes with a dramatic arc upward into outer space, when you explore ways to build projects for tracking and monitoring satellites. Style and approach This comprehensive recipe book deconstructs a complex, often confusing piece of technology, and transforms it to become accessible and fun with snappy, unintimidating prose, and extensive easy-to-succeed instructions.