I've heard some dubious claims contrasting the cloud and IoT. I've also seen the connection between the two overhyped and generally misunderstood. As the lead cloud engineer at an IoT company, I feel obligated both to provide context and advocate for a proper understanding of the potential of IoT plus cloud.
Transformational technologies are inevitably the battleground for competing implementations and protocols, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. However, the evolutionary trajectory of two different markets makes this battle an interesting and unpredictable one.
So I just finished prepping 50 Raspberry Pi kits and 25 Lego sets for a kids programming workshop tomorrow, and put the finishing touches on the 99 page slide deck. Given the workshop doesn’t start for another 6 hours, I think that is pretty timely.
I had the chance to meet with John Cox, Senior Technology Director at MachineShop (link is external), who running their Internet of Services platform on MongoDB. MachineShop is one of many startups who are using MongoDB to power the Internet of Things
The Freedom boards are small, inexpensive and can be easily extended with Arduino shields which makes them a great platform for prototyping. But sometimes I just need an ARM microcontroller with some headers, and then the 85mm x 55mm size of the Freedom board is not ideal.
There are two programming challenges for IoT: data & control, and information & business logic. For this article, we’re going to talk about the programming problems we can solve around IoT. We’ll start at the bottom (data and control) and work our way up to the big picture (information and business logic).
I’ve covered devices in the past year or so that have aimed to monitor and detect various elements pertaining to our health. Indeed the Tricorder X Prize competition is designed specifically to un-earth just such devices, with the challenge being to produce a mobile device that can detect several health signals.
In the very near future, as more and more things connect to the internet, internet connectivity from IoT devices will dwarf the amount of traditional web browsing. The core standards and assumptions that will drive this next revolution in computing technology are still being established.
The moment I had this credit card sized thing on my palm, I was so excited to get started with it. But then, wait! Do you need a HDMI TV or display monitor, USB keyboard and a USB mouse to connect to it? Oh really!? I was not interested to invest any further. Here is what I did.
This week we're talking to Andreea Borca, developer of patient-empowering solutions for the healthcare industry, co-host of Farstuff: The IoT Podcast, and featured author in DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things.
The inaugural Wearables + Things conference will be held October 20-21, 2014 in Washington, DC. I'm very excited to be part of that. I'll be there talking about "Things in the Cloud," where I'll share some of the lessons we at Revolv have learned about building cloud applications for the Internet of Things.
I've created an API that abstracts individual GPIO Pins as OSGi services, and made it available via the ECF github repository. This allows applications to easily use the Raspberry Pi's GPIO to send output to or receive input from peripherals.
Of all the exciting news that came out of Google’s I/O conference last month, perhaps the most interesting is also the most recent: the source code for the I/O conference app is now available to the developer community.
This week, DZone released its latest Refcard: Reactive Programming with Akka. For those of you interested in learning more about Akka or sharpening your skills, we decided to dig into the DZone archives and find some of the most popular posts we've had on the topic over the past two years.
While convenient, modern technology has struggled to move beyond phones, and the potential for a transformative product remains obvious.
Author Marco Schwartz combines high-definition photographs, clear diagrams, and sufficiently sharp screen snapshots with easy-to-follow text to describe seven projects in seven chapters of Arduino Home Automation Projects that apply Arduino to build home automation projects.
A relay board connected to the GPIO switches on and off the three coloured lights (low wattage LED down-lights). Visiting will serve a simple, single page application from Tomcat running on the Pi installed inside the light itself. You can click on the lights and change them in real time.
The field of predictive analytics continues to grow, and we are growing with it, entering the Hybrid Age of technology. “Hybrid” implies that humans and computers will be working together more closely than ever, and it is impossible to ignore the impact that these advances will have on our futures.
Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Guy for the Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn.
Removing the need for the Freescale FRDM board on the robot as in the previous design now makes it possible to stack normal Arduino boards on the robot. The pictures show the robot using the Adafruit GPS Shield and the Adafruit WiFi shield, making the robot really easily extensible with off-the-shelf shields.
LDAP has proved its usefulness time and again in IT organizations all over the world and thoroughly cemented its status as a go-to directory solution. However, as the IT landscape has evolved, LDAP’s framework is becoming more and more dated.
DZone's 2014 Guide to Internet of Things was produced to help you understand the growing variety of technologies, tools, and companies behind IoT, along with the challenges it faces and the vast potential it holds.
The wired Ethernet connectivity works out of the box with the Freescale RIoT board. But to make it more ‘IoT’ capable, a WiFi connection would be a big plus. The element14 site did not tell which WiFi dongles are supported, and a thread in the element14 forum on that topic has not really provided much information.
I understand the challenges of board vendors: they produce many boards, and typically they have an early/first firmware version on it.
But first, lets start with a good old rant. Why is the world of home automation so badly organized? Let me come again; why? If you enter this world, set aside all open source principles. Do not hope that you are going to find centralized/useful documentation on how to do things.