Despite the great promise of IoT to improve business and society, many think it's being held back due to complexity and the associated lack of required skills to make it a success.
I'm thrilled to interview Drew Lapsley who connected manufacturing and pipeline control systems over the Internet in 1992 via an early version Tim Berners-Lee's HTTP for his engineering graduate thesis.
Unlike many Industrial Internet and M2M systems, Consumer things typically communicate using the same technologies that power most of the Internet like HTTP and RESTful services.
While not as efficient as MQTT or AMQP, most consumer Internet of Things solutions are using RESTful APIs due to its ubiquity and ease of use.
Replace wasteful, server round-trip Web 1.0 sites built with Cold Fusion, CGI, ASP, Servlets, Perl and Livewire with AJAX empowered web apps.
Move your older, distributed broker technologies like CORBA, RMI, DCOM & RPC to REST APIs that communicate with any device, app, browser or endpoint.
The mobile Internet communicates with HTTP(S), follows an architectural style called REST, serializes data as JSON & compresses with GZip and Deflate. These different standards weren’t mashed together by a working group. They represent a grass-roots phenomenon that transformed how the Internet communicates. Data traverses the globe through routers and firewalls via the Hypertext Transfer... Continue Reading →
Microsoft Azure Event Hubs is a managed platform component of Azure IoT services that provides a telemetry data ingestion at cloud scale with low latency and high reliability. For your Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios, you can think of Event Hubs as the loosely-coupled beginning of an event pipeline that sits between event publishers like sensors... Continue Reading →
In my Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP article last week, I described how to connect a Windows 7 device to Microsoft’s On-Premises servers. Whether you’re talking about a Windows 7 tablet or laptop, I showed that you can follow the Garter MEAP Critical Capabilities to integrate with our stack in a consistent manner. Remember,... Continue Reading →