Looking into the IoT crystal ball: Internet of things predictions for 2017

As I plan for what we’ll try to cover in the Internet of Things (IoT) hub for developerWorks in 2017, I culled through several lists of analyst predictions for IoT. I organized my thoughts around 5 key components of any IoT implementations, which one analyst report described. Here are my key takeaways and insights for...  Continue reading Looking into the IoT crystal ball: Internet of things predictions for 2017

IBM offers free access to IBM Watson IoT Platform

IBM has announced a new array of services, industry offerings and capabilities to help startups and developers drive digital information with the Internet of Things. This announcement comes on the heels of a related story in which Forrester Research named IBM a leader in its Wave™ report on IoT software platforms, "The Forrester Wave:...  Continue reading IBM offers free access to IBM Watson IoT Platform

[Podcast] Mastering the Force with Bluemix and Watson IoT

We’re seeing the rise of a new type of programming culture – a more inclusive, more open environment where even those lacking extensive programming experience or formal qualifications are able to hack together solutions that would have been inconceivable even just five years ago. And for professional developers with deeper programming skills and experience, the power...  Continue reading [Podcast] Mastering the Force with Bluemix and Watson IoT
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Node-RED: The fundamental, easy to use, open-source programming tool for IoT

Because the Internet of Things is really all about the data, to design and develop IoT apps, you need a tool that helps deal with the flow of that data.  Node-RED is an open-source, browser-based tool for wiring together all the things within IoT. Node-RED is a visual, easy-to-use, flow-based programming environment...  Continue reading Node-RED: The fundamental, easy to use, open-source programming tool for IoT

Connected cars – The ultimate Internet of Things thing

The “things” in the Internet of Things is more than wearables or mobile phones, extending to our homes, our cars—and beyond!  Recently, developerWorks published a tutorial “Bring IoT home: Connect your car to your home,” which only scratches the surface on what a connected car means in the Internet of Things landscape.  With...  Continue reading Connected cars – The ultimate Internet of Things thing
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MQTT is the de-facto standard and ISO standard for messaging protocols

If you are building cloud-based IoT solutions, you know the importance of machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity protocols and have probably heard of MQTT. As IoT application development is on the rise, so is the use of MQTT. MQTT has been around since the late 90s, but it has certainly caught fire in the last decade. You might...  Continue reading MQTT is the de-facto standard and ISO standard for messaging protocols