Building the Web of Things

Author: Dominique Guinard
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617292680
Release Date: 2016-06
Genre: Computers

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

Node js for Embedded Systems

Author: Patrick Mulder
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491928967
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: COMPUTERS

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

Full Stack Web Development with Raspberry Pi 3

Author: Soham Kamani
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788290418
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Computers

Discover how to build full stack web applications with the Raspberry Pi 3 About This Book Leverage JavaScript, HTML5, and Cloud APIs to create visual representations and interactive web pages. Learn to install and use a Node.js-based web framework to develop Raspberry Pi 3-powered web applications. A step-by-step guide that will cover from setting up a embedded system to developing embedded, device-powered interactive web applications. Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at hobbyist, enthusiasts, and developers eager to develop embedded device-powered web applications. Prior programming experience with JavaScript, HTML5, and Node.JS will be beneficial. What You Will Learn Get up and running with your Raspberry Pi Go full stack! Learn about the end-to-end development process for web applications, right from the OS up to the actual HTML web interface Discover that JavaScript is one of the fastest growing languages today, and is the only language that can be used both on a browser and server. This book will empower you to develop in a complete JavaScript stack See that the IoT is everywhere!Connect your application to the outside world. Make use of sensors in your Raspberry Pi to give your application an edge, and unleash the full power of the Internet of Things Build a rich UI with beautiful charts and data visualizations that can run on any browser Make your software data-driven. Learn how to utilize SQLite to collect and analyze data from multiple systems In Detail Modern web technology and portable computing together have enabled huge advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) space,as well as in areas such as machine learning and big data. The Raspberry Pi is a very popular portable computer for running full stack web applications. This book will empower you to master this rapidly evolving technology to develop complex web applications and interfaces. This book starts by familiarizing you with the various components that make up the web development stack and that will integrate into your Raspberry Pi-powered web applications. It also introduces the Raspberry Pi computer and teach you how to get up and running with a brand new one. Next, this book introduces you to the different kinds of sensor you'll use to make your applications; using these skills, you will be able to create full stack web applications and make them available to users via a web interface. Later, this book will also teach you how to build interactive web applications using JavaScript and HTML5 for the visual representation of sensor data. Finally, this book will teach you how to use a SQLite database to store and retrieve sensor data from multiple Raspberry Pi computers. By the end of this book you will be able to create complex full stack web applications on the Raspberry Pi 3 and will have improved your application's performance and usability. Style and approach Step-by-step instructions on developing a full stack web application and deploying it to the Cloud.

Practical Internet of Things with JavaScript

Author: Arvind Ravulavaru
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788295598
Release Date: 2017-12-22
Genre: Computers

End to end solutions for IoT enthusiasts and web developers About This Book Leverage the capability of IoT with the combination of Raspberry Pi 3 and JavaScript (ES5/ES6) Develop a health monitoring device along with some cool projects like Smart Agriculture & Raspberry Pi 3 based surveillance. A practical book which will help you build Mobile/Web/Desktop apps that will show how to manage and monitor data from sensors and actuators in real time. Who This Book Is For This book targets IoT enthusiasts and web developers who would like to build IoT-based applications with Raspberry Pi, Arduino and JavaScript. Some knowledge about electronics and familiarity with programming concepts (JavaScript - ES5/ES6) is expected. What You Will Learn Integrate sensors and actuators with the cloud and control them for your Smart Weather Station. Develop your very own Amazon Alexa integrating with your IoT solution Define custom rules and execute jobs on certain data events using IFTTT Build a simple surveillance solutions using Amazon Recognition & Raspberry Pi 3 Design a fall detection system and build a notification system for it. Use Amazon Rekognition for face detection and face recognition in your Surveillance project In Detail In this world of technology upgrades, IoT is currently leading with its promise to make the world a more smarter and efficient place. This book will show you how to build simple IoT solutions that will help you to understand how this technology works. We would not only explore the IoT solution stack, but we will also see how to do it with the world's most misunderstood programming language - JavaScript. Using Raspberry Pi 3 and JavaScript (ES5/ES6) as the base to build all the projects, you will begin with learning about the fundamentals of IoT and then build a standard framework for developing all the applications covered in this book. You will then move on to build a weather station with temperature, humidity and moisture sensors and further integrate Alexa with it. Further, you will build a smart wearable for understanding the concept of fall detection. You will then extend it with the 'If This Then That' (IFTTT) rules engine to send an email on fall detection. Finally, you will be working with the Raspberry Pi 3 camera module and surveillance with a bit of facial detection using Amazon Rekognition platform. At the end of the book, you will not only be able to build standalone exciting IoT applications but also learn how you can extend your projects to another level. Style and Approach This book will follow a project based approach where each chapter will teach the readers to build a standalone project. It will not only guide you to build exciting projects but will also teach you to extend your project to another level.

Internet of Things Programming with JavaScript

Author: Ruben Oliva Ramos
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785884863
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Computers

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.

JavaScript on Things

Author: Lyza Danger Gardner
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617293865
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Computers

JavaScript can be used to control hordes of small robots, creative maker projects, and IoT devices. With the Node.js ecosystem at hand, hardware prototyping gets fun, intuitive and fast. JavaScript on Things is the first step into the exciting world of programming for small electronics. This fully-illustrated, hands-on book teaches readers how to get going with platforms like Arduino, Tessel, and Raspberry Pi. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Internet of Things with Raspberry Pi 3

Author: Maneesh Rao
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788620659
Release Date: 2018-04-30
Genre: Computers

Unleash the power of the Raspberry Pi 3 board to create interesting IoT projects Key Features Learn how to interface various sensors and actuators with the Raspberry Pi 3 and send this data to the cloud. Explore the possibilities offered by the IoT by using the Raspberry Pi to upload measurements to Google Docs. A practical guide that will help you create a Raspberry Pi robot using IoT modules. Book Description This book is designed to introduce you to IoT and Raspberry Pi 3. It will help you create interesting projects, such as setting up a weather station and measuring temperature and humidity using sensors; it will also show you how to send sensor data to cloud for visualization in real-time. Then we shift our focus to leveraging IoT for accomplishing complex tasks, such as facial recognition using the Raspberry Pi camera module, AWS Rekognition, and the AWS S3 service. Furthermore, you will master security aspects by building a security surveillance system to protect your premises from intruders using Raspberry Pi, a camera, motion sensors, and AWS Cloud. We'll also create a real-world project by building a Wi-Fi – controlled robot car with Raspberry Pi using a motor driver circuit, DC motor, and a web application. This book is a must-have as it provides a practical overview of IoT’s existing architectures, communication protocols, and security threats at the software and hardware levels—security being the most important aspect of IoT. What you will learn Understand the concept of IoT and get familiar with the features of Raspberry Pi Learn to integrate sensors and actuators with the Raspberry Pi Communicate with cloud and Raspberry using communication protocols such as HTTP and MQTT Build DIY projects using Raspberry Pi, JavaScript/node.js and cloud (AWS) Explore the best practices to ensure the security of your connected devices Who this book is for If you're a developer or electronics engineer and are curious about the Internet of Things, then this is the book for you. With only a rudimentary understanding of electronics, the Raspberry Pi, or similar credit-card sized computers, and some programming experience, you will be taught to develop state-of-the-art solutions for the Internet of Things in an instant.

JavaScript Robotics

Author: Backstop Media
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781457186912
Release Date: 2015-04-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

JavaScript Robotics is on the rise. Rick Waldron, the lead author of this book and creator of the Johnny-Five platform, is at the forefront of this movement. Johnny-Five is an open source JavaScript Arduino programming framework for robotics. This book brings together fifteen innovative programmers, each creating a unique Johnny-Five robot step-by-step, and offering tips and tricks along the way. Experience with JavaScript is a prerequisite.

Professional Node js

Author: Pedro Teixeira
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118240564
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Computers

Learn to build fast and scalable software in JavaScript with Node.js Node.js is a powerful and popular new framework for writing scalable network programs using JavaScript. This no nonsense book begins with an overview of Node.js and then quickly dives into the code, core concepts, and APIs. In-depth coverage pares down the essentials to cover debugging, unit testing, and flow control so that you can start building and testing your own modules right away. Covers node and asynchronous programming main concepts Addresses the basics: modules, buffers, events, and timers Explores streams, file systems, networking, and automated unit testing Goes beyond the basics, and shares techniques and tools for debugging, unit testing, and flow control If you already know JavaScript and are curious about the power of Node.js, then this is the ideal book for you.

Building a Virtual Assistant for Raspberry Pi

Author: Tanay Pant
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484221679
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre: Computers

Build a voice-controlled virtual assistant using speech-to-text engines, text-to-speech engines, and conversation modules. This book shows you how to program the virtual assistant to gather data from the internet (weather data, data from Wikipedia, data mining); play music; and take notes. Each chapter covers building a mini project/module to make the virtual assistant better. You'll develop the software on Linux or OS X before transferring it to your Raspberry Pi, ready for deploying in your own home-automation or Internet of Things applications. Building a Virtual Assistant for Raspberry Pi walks you through various STTs and TTSs and the implementation of these components with the help of Python. After that you will start implementing logic for handling user queries and commands, so that the user can have conversations with Melissa. You will then work to improve logic handling to detect what the user wants Melissa to do. You will also work on building some useful applications/modules for Melissa, which will allow you to gain interesting information from Melissa such as the time, weather information, and data from Wikipedia. You will develop a music playing application as well as a note taking application for Melissa, laying the foundations for how Melissa can be further extended. Finally, you will learn how to deploy this software to your Raspberry Pi and how you can further scale Melissa to make her more intelligent, interactive and how you can use her in other projects such as home automation as well. What You'll Learn Design the workflow and discover the concepts of building a voice controlled assistant Develop modules for having conversations with the assistant Enable the assistant to retrieve information from the internet Build utilities like a music player and a note taking application for the virtual assistant Integrate this software with a Raspberry Pi Who This Book Is For Anyone who has built a home automation project with Raspberry Pi and now want to enhance it by making it voice-controlled. The book would also interest students from computer science or related disciplines.

Raspberry Pi IoT Projects

Author: John C. Shovic
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484213773
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Genre: Computers

Build your own Internet of Things (IoT) projects for prototyping and proof-of-concept purposes. This book contains the tools needed to build a prototype of your design, sense the environment, communicate with the Internet (over the Internet and Machine to Machine communications) and display the results. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects provides several IoT projects and designs are shown from the start to the finish including an IoT Heartbeat Monitor, an IoT Swarm, IoT Solar Powered Weather Station, an IoT iBeacon Application and a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) IoT Inventory Tracking System. The software is presented as reusable libraries, primarily in Python and C with full source code available. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects: Prototyping Experiments for Makers is also a valuable learning resource for classrooms and learning labs. What You'll Learn build IOT projects with the Raspberry Pi Talk to sensors with the Raspberry Pi Use iBeacons with the IOT Raspberry Pi Communicate your IOT data to the Internet Build security into your IOT device Who This Book Is For Primary audience are those with some technical background, but not necessarily engineers. It will also appeal to technical people wanting to learn about the Raspberry Pi in a project-oriented method.

Ajax For Dummies

Author: Steve Holzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470038098
Release Date: 2006-05-30
Genre: Computers

Ajax is short for “Asynchronous JavaScript+CSS+DOM+XMLHttpRequest.” Even if you weren’t intimidated before, that tidbit is probably enough to make you reach for the Excedrin. Just reach for Ajax For Dummies instead. With screen shots, actual code and explanations, and live Web sites where you can see Ajax applications doing their thing, it will have you using Ajax to create Web applications that look an act like desktop applications in no time. With Ajax, you can speed up and clean up your Web applications. Shoppers at your online store can fill their carts without waiting for multiple page refreshes. Searchers on your sites can get instant results on the same page. This guide takes you on a tour of how Ajax is used today, complete with examples of Ajax applications in action, such as an Ajax-enabled Yahoo! search or an Ajax-based chat application. Then it gives you basics on using JavaScript. After that you dive in and get info on: Writing some Ajax, interactive mouseovers using Ajax, passing data to the server with GET or POST, and more Connecting to Google for a live search Using free Ajax frameworks so you don’t have to start from scratch, including Ajax Gold (written specifically for this book), AJAXLib, and grabbing XML with libXmlRequest All kinds of Ajax techniques, such as using Ajax for drag-and-drop operations, pop-up menus, downloading images behind the scenes, and more Using SACK (simple AJAX code kit), decoding XML with Sarissa, and creating visual effects with Rico Handling XML int Ajax Applications Working with cascading style sheets (CCS) in Ajax, including setting up the styles, displaying a menu, styling text, handling colors and backgrounds, and more Working with Ajax and PHP Complete with a companion Web site, free Ajax frameworks, and sample code you can use, Ajax for Dummies is your friendly guide to creating truly user-friendly Web sites! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Android Things Projects

Author: Francesco Azzola
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787280427
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Computers

Develop smart Internet of things projects using Android Things. About This Book Learn to build promising IoT projects with Android Things Make the most out of hardware peripherals using standard Android APIs Build enticing projects on IoT, home automation, and robotics by leveraging Raspberry Pi 3 and Intel Edison Who This Book Is For This book is for Android enthusiasts, hobbyists, IoT experts, and Android developers who want to gain a deeper knowledge of Android Things. The main focus is on implementing IoT projects using Android Things. What You Will Learn Understand IoT ecosystem and the Android Things role See the Android Things framework: installation, environment, SDK, and APIs See how to effectively use sensors (GPIO and I2C Bus) Integrate Android Things with IoT cloud platforms Create practical IoT projects using Android Things Integrate Android Things with other systems using standard IoT protocols Use Android Things in IoT projects In Detail Android Things makes developing connected embedded devices easy by providing the same Android development tools, best-in-class Android framework, and Google APIs that make developers successful on mobile. With this book, you will be able to take advantage of the new Android framework APIs to securely build projects using low-level components such as sensors, resistors, capacitors, and display controllers. This book will teach you all you need to know about working with Android Things through practical projects based on home automation, robotics, IoT, and so on. We'll teach you to make the most of the Android Things and build enticing projects such as a smart greenhouse that controls the climate and environment automatically. You'll also create an alarm system, integrate Android Things with IoT cloud platforms, and more. By the end of this book, you will know everything about Android Things, and you'll have built some very cool projects using the latest technology that is driving the adoption of IoT. You will also have primed your mindset so that you can use your knowledge for profitable, practical projects. Style and approach This book is packed with fun-filled, end-to-end projects that you will be encouraged to experiment on the Android Things OS.

Building Bluetooth Low Energy Systems

Author: Muhammad Usama bin Aftab
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786461834
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Computers

Discover and implement a system of your choice using Bluetooth Low Energy. About This Book Learn the basics of Bluetooth Low Energy with its exciting new protocol stack and security. Build customized Bluetooth Low Energy projects that make your web or mobile apps smarter in terms of networking and communications. Using Android, iOS, and the Web, acquire key skills to harness the power of Bluetooth Low Energy in your IoT applications. Who This Book Is For The book is for developers and enthusiasts who are passionate about learning Bluetooth Low Energy technologies and want to add new features and services to their new or existing products. They should be familiar with programming languages such as Swift, Java, and JavaScript. Knowledge of debugging skills would be an advantage. What You Will Learn Bluetooth Low Energy in theory. Bluetooth Low Energy Hardware and Software Development Kits. Implement Bluetooth low energy communication (central and peripheral) using Android. Master BLE Beacons with examples implemented over Eddystone and iBeacons. Implement indoor navigation using Estimote Beacons on iOS. Implement Internet gateways to control BLE devices on a Wi-Fi network. Understand BLE security mechanisms with a special focus on Bluetooth pairing, bonding, and key exchange to cover encryption, privacy, and user data integrity. Implement Bluetooth Mesh using CSRMesh Technology. In Detail Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is a Wireless Personal Area network technology aimed at novel applications for smart devices. High-tech BLE profiles and services are being increasingly used by application developers and hardware enthusiasts to allow devices to interact with the surrounding world. This book will focus on a technical introduction to BLE and how it is reshaping small-distance communication. We will start with IoT, where many technologies such as BLE, Zigbee, and IEEE 802.15.4 Mesh will be introduced. The book will present BLE from an engineering perspective, from which the protocol stack, architecture, and layers are discussed. You will learn to implement customized projects for Peripheral/Central communication, BLE Beacons, indoor navigation using triangulation, and the Internet gateway for Bluetooth Low Energy Personal Network, all using various code samples and APIs on Android, iOS, and the Web. Finally, the book will conclude with a glimpse into future technologies destined to be prominent in years to come. Style and approach The book is a practical tutorial that will help you understand the background and technicalities of BLE and offers a friendly environment to build and create robust BLE projects. This hands-on approach will give you a clear vision of Bluetooth Low Energy and how it can be used in IoT.

Make Bluetooth

Author: Alasdair Allan
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781680451948
Release Date: 2015-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is where your adventures with Bluetooth LE begin. You'll start your journey by getting familiar with your hardware options: Arduino, BLE modules, computers (including Raspberry Pi!), and mobile phones. From there, you'll write code and wire circuits to connect off-the-shelf sensors, and even go all the way to writing your own Bluetooth Services. Along the way you'll look at lightbulbs, locks, and Apple's iBeacon technology, as well as get an understanding of Bluetooth security-- both how to beat other people's security, and how to make your hardware secure.