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CoAP Protocol: Step by step guide

This article describes what is CoAP and how to use it in the Internet of things.  CoAP is an IoT protocol that has interesting features specifically designed for constrained devices. There are other IoT protocols useful to build IoT solution as MQTT and so on. Internet of things is nowadays a great reality and one of the most interesting and promising ...

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12 IoT Platforms overview to build IoT projects

The Internet of things is one of the fastest growing industries. Connected devices are around us: smart homes, cars, wearables and so on. Gartener predicts that 95% of the electronic products will include IoT features. When approaching to IoT projects there are several challenges we have to face. An IoT platform offers several services that simplify the project development and ...

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4 external displays to use with Android Things: TM1637, Max7219, SSD1306, LCD 1602, LCD 2004

External displays are peripherals we can use with Android Things to show information. This article covers how to use 4 external display with Android Things. Displays are important when it is necessary to show information. When we develop smart devices based on Android Things usually it is necessary to show information to the user. Even if we could use RGB ...

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Apache Kafka & MQTT = End-to-End IoT Integration (Github Examples)

Kafka and MQTT are two complementary technologies. Together they allows to build IoT end-to-end integration from the edge to the data center. No matter if on premise or in the public cloud. I talk about this topic at Kafka Summit SF in San Francisco in October 2018: “Processing IoT Data from End to End with MQTT and Apache Kafka“. As ...

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Android Nearby: How to integrate Android and Android Things

This article explores how to use Android Nearby showing how to integrate Android and Android Things. There are several strategies we can use to integrate Android and Android Things, Android Nearby technology is one of them. Android provides a set of API that simplifies the data exchange between two different devices. One interesting aspect is the Android Nearby supports also ...

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10 Arduino IDE alternative to start programming

When we start developing an Arduino project usually we tend to use the Arduino IDE. There are, anyway, several Arduino IDE alternative we should consider if we are not satisfied with the standard IDE. As we know, Arduino is one of the most popular prototyping board (with several alternatives) when it comes the time to develop an IoT project or ...

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11 IoT Visual programming tools to develop IoT apps

Start developing IoT apps using IoT visual programming tools to semplify the development process This is a list of the most known and useful IoT visual programming tools to start developing IoT apps. Nowadays, IoT is getting always more important and it is a fact that there is a lot of interest in this new technology. IoT and the IoT ...

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