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The Role of Emerging Technologies in IoT

Internet of things (IoT) refers to a network of devices that are connected to one another and to the internet and are able to interact with each other and exchange data. A recent report by the International Data Corporation forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 13.6 percent from 2017 to 2022 for worldwide spending on IoT, rising to nearly ...

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Architect for business, not technology

Based on which side of maturity timeline the market is in, either technology drives business or business drives technology. In an immature market such as the IoT market, technology typically drives business. Such a market is a pioneer’s market. Here IoT product businesses are trying to convince the customers that there is an advantage to installing sensors and connecting them ...

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Spin up an InfluxDB instance with docker for testing

It is a reality that we tend to make things harder than they might be when we try to use and connect various databases. Since docker came out things became a lot easier. Most databases like Mongodb, InfluxDB etc come with the binaries needed to spin up the database but also with the clients needed in order to connect. Actually ...

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So, how does your solution compare to…

If you have been doing Developer Advocacy for some time, it’s very likely you heard this question: “So, how does your solution compare to <insert_competitor_solution>” This is probably not a question of if (if someone will ask but) but a question of when. This question can be asked at a conference, meetup, workshop, an online forum or even just via ...

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Implicit _target=”blank”

The target="_blank" href attributes has been the subject of many discussions. When is it right to use it, should we use it at all, is it actually deprecated, is it good user experience, does it break user expectations, etc. And I have a strange proposal for improving the standard behaviour in browsers – implicit target=_blank" in certain contexts. But let’s ...

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Protocol Buffers basic stuff you need to know

Protocol Buffers is binary protocol, it was developed in Google and made publicly available. First publicly available version was Protocol Buffers version 2. Most recent implementation at the time of writing this article is Protocol Buffers version 3. Version 1 was never publicly available. Protocol buffers are Google’s language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data. Protocol buffers currently support ...

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