May in IoT: EveryTHING Else

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May in IoT: EveryTHING Else

This IoT recap focuses on edge computing, IIoT, bringing Java to your Raspberry Pi, using IoT sensors, and incorporating REST services into Alexa skills.

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As I continue my semi-monthly roundups, this time, we're focusing on the non-hobbyist components of IoT — or at least, they won't be the primary concern. So, feast your eyes on the latest news and tutorials about IIoT, IoT security, and bringing Java and REST services to your Pi.

In addition, take a look at the latest news from Microsoft Build and the results of a manufacturing testbed for developers!

Connecting You With What's Cool

  1. Pushing IoT Data Gathering, Analysis, and Response to the Edge, by David G. Simmons. Let's take a look at how edge computing is augmenting data ingestion and analysis for IoT in conjunction with the TICK stack.
  2. Introduction to Security and TLS, by Erich Styger. IoT security is always a top concern, so let's see how you can ensure your users are protected with this journey into secure architecture and TLS.
  3. More Java Power for Your Pi, by Simon Ritter. Here, we take a brief look at the history of the Raspberry Pi and see just how far it's come, along with some news concerning how to get newer versions of Java running on them.
  4. Introduction to IoT Sensors, but Francesco Azzola. This great introduction to prototyping boards and sensors will get you collecting data from Arduinos and Raspberry Pis in no time at all.
  5. Developing Alexa Skills With Spring Boot REST Services in Mind, by Shrisowdhaman Selvaraj. This straightforward article outlines the steps to consider to bring your REST applications to Alexa skills.

By the way, if you're interested in writing for your fellow DZoners, feel free to check out our Writers' Zone, where you can also find some current hot topics and our Bounty Board, which has writing prompts coupled with prizes.

IoT Around the Web

The Incredible, Unstoppable IoT Botnet

Good news, everyone, the world is ending! Well, not really, but it turns out that IoT-backed botnets are getting more and more resilient. A recent report from Bitdefender shed some light on what seems to be the first documented case of a botnet surviving device resets. No need for alarm. Move along.

Microsoft Steps Up

With both Google I/O and Microsoft Build taking place last week, it seems that Microsoft impressed pretty much everyone in attendance with a slew of announcements related to AI, IoT, and Mixed Reality. With IoT in particular, the focus has been on edge computing. If you're interested, Forbes just put out an excellent compilation of these announcements and what they mean for the near future.

Industrial Internet Consortium Announces a Manufacturing Testbed

This is a press release, but it's still interesting. The Industrial Internet Consortium announced in late April that it's moving ahead with a planned manufacturing testbed for developers. To that end, they brought together a variety of participants to play around with devices with time-sensitive networking capabilities. It'll be interesting to see how that pans out in the future.

Diving Deeper Into IoT

Just a reminder, we launched our latest IoT research guide in April. Subtitled Harnessing Device Data, this guide focuses on making the most of your data from connected devices and sensors. That being said, there's plenty more to see, including the latest research on smart cities and how to build IoT projects with security in mind!

Second, if you're looking to make a bit of cash, our Getting Started With MQTT Refcard could use an update. If you're an expert on MQTT and how to use it for communication, feel free to reach out to us at editors@dzone.com!

alexa skills, edge computing, iiot, iot, raspberry pi, rest services

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