Books: 26

Internet of Things

Build, deploy, and test your very own operating systems for the Internet of Things and other devices
Have you ever wanted to build your own operating system, but didn't know where to begin? Then this book is for you! In this book, the author explains everything you need to know from getting and installing the necessary tools to writing, compiling, deploying, and testing your very own operating system. more » By the time you are done you will have an operating system to call your own. And, don't worry about destroying your existing hardware and software environment as everything in this book is written with the intention of running in a virtualized environment. However, should you choose to do so, the author also explains how to deploy and test your new OS on bare-metal hardware as well. The first few chapters give a brief overview of how modern day computers work. In these chapters you will (re)learn everything from memory allocation, stacks, and bootloaders to low-level machine code and programming languages. After that, you will jump into downloading and installing the tools you will use for building your very own operating system. Here you will learn how to develop a bootloader and kernel just like modern day computers rely on for operating. The last few chapters will explain how to deploy and test your operating system as well as how to expand your OS to do more and even how to cross-compile your shiny new operating system for other devices such as the Raspberry Pi. To give an idea of what you can find in this book, below is the Table of Contents. 0x01 OS Basics 0x02 Intro to Machine Code 0x03 Intro to the Assembly Programming Language 0x04 Into to the C Programming Language 0x05 Getting Started - Installing VirtualBox - Installing Linux - Installing GNOME - Preparing CentOS and the VM - Troubleshooting VirtualBox Guest Additions - Preparing the Development Environment 0x06 Bootstrapping with the Bootloader - Creating the Entry Point - GNU GRUB - Compiling the Entry Point 0x07 Welcome to the Kernel 0x08 Putting it all Together 0x09 Testing Your Operating System 0x0A Starting Your Architecture Library - Expanding the Console 0x0B Expanding Your OS 0x0C Cross-Compiling for Other Architectures - Create a Custom Cross-Compiler - Porting for the Raspberry Pi - Testing on Physical Hardware Conclusion Acknowledgements Appendix Index « less
The Basics, the Technologies and Best Practices
Details can be found on the web - when you know what to look for The aim of this book is to help you understand the technologies behind the devices used in the Internet Of Things. This is done with a mixture of theory, examples and 'war-stories'. This book may be read by senior students, but it is more » more likely to be read by programmers and developers, who have done some programming of PC's in Windows or Linux, and are now faced with developing devices for the Internet Of Things. Basic programming skills are thus assumed, whereas no prior knowledge on TCP/IP and Digital Signal Processing is needed. Based on many years of experience as developer, university-teacher and manager, the author's personal view on best practices in the embedded world is offered. * Part I introduces the main features of Embedded Operating Systems and modern highly integrated CPU's and thus builds the foundation for part II. * Part II - on Internet Protocols and Digital Filters - is the main 'textbook'. It provides a lot of facts, backed up by examples. The many network cases are illustrated with the help of WireShark Captures. The chapter on digital filters is focused on making the reader understand the basics, without getting lost in formulas. * Part III describes the authors experience with best practices when working with embedded networking. The author's experience as a developer, combined with his overview as manager, results in a pragmatic and highly usable set of guidelines. One of the strongest features of this book is the many figures. They make the book inviting and helps the reader remember the knowledge given. « less
Cybermanufacturing Systems
This book develops the core system science needed to enable the development of a complex industrial internet of things/manufacturing cyber-physical systems (IIoT/M-CPS). Gathering contributions from leading experts in the field with years of experience in advancing manufacturing, it fosters a research more » community committed to advancing research and education in IIoT/M-CPS and to translating applicable science and technology into engineering practice. Presenting the current state of IIoT and the concept of cybermanufacturing, this book is at the nexus of research advances from the engineering and computer and information science domains. Readers will acquire the core system science needed to transform to cybermanufacturing that spans the full spectrum from ideation to physical realization. « less
16th International Conference, NEW2AN 2016, and 9th Conference, ruSMART 2016
This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networks and Systems, NEW2AN 2016, and the 9th Conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces, ruSMART 2016, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September 2016. The 69 more » revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 204 submissions. The 12 papers selected for ruSMART are organized in topical sections on new generation of smart services; smart services serving telecommunication networks; role of context for smart services; and smart services in automotive industry. The 57 papers from NEW2AN deal with the following topics: cooperative communications; wireless networks; wireless sensor networks; security issues; IoT and industrial IoT; NoC and positioning; ITS; network issues; SDN; satellite communications; signals and circuits; advanced materials and their properties; and economics and business. « less
Internet of Things: Principles and Paradigms captures the state-of-the-art research in Internet of Things, its applications, architectures, and technologies. The book identifies potential future directions and technologies that facilitate insight into numerous scientific, business, and consumer applications. more » The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm promises to make any electronic devices part of the Internet environment. This new paradigm opens the doors to new innovations and interactions between people and things that will enhance the quality of life and utilization of scarce resources. To help realize the full potential of IoT, the book addresses its numerous challenges and develops the conceptual and technological solutions for tackling them. These challenges include the development of scalable architecture, moving from closed systems to open systems, designing interaction protocols, autonomic management, and the privacy and ethical issues around data sensing, storage, and processing. * Addresses the main concepts and features of the IoT paradigm * Describes different architectures for managing IoT platforms * Provides insight on trust, security, and privacy in IoT environments * Describes data management techniques applied to the IoT environment * Examines the key enablers and solutions to enable practical IoT systems * Looks at the key developments that support next generation IoT platforms * Includes input from expert contributors from both academia and industry on building and deploying IoT platforms and applications « less
Take Python beyond scripting to build robust, reusable, and efficient applications
KEY FEATURES * Get to grips with Python techniques that address commonly encountered problems in general application development. * Develop, package, and deploy efficient applications in a fun way. * All-practical coverage of the major areas of application development, including best practices, exception more » handling, testing, refactoring, design patterns, performance, and GUI application development. BOOK DESCRIPTION Python is one of the most widely used dynamic programming languages, supported by a rich set of libraries and frameworks that enable rapid development. But fast paced development often comes with its own baggage that could bring down the quality, performance, and extensibility of an application. This book will show you ways to handle such problems and write better Python applications. From the basics of simple command-line applications, develop your skills all the way to designing efficient and advanced Python apps. Guided by a light-hearted fantasy learning theme, overcome the real-world problems of complex Python development with practical solutions. Beginning with a focus on robustness, packaging, and releasing application code, you'll move on to focus on improving application lifetime by making code extensible, reusable, and readable. Get to grips with Python refactoring, design patterns and best practices. Techniques to identify the bottlenecks and improve performance are covered in a series of chapters devoted to performance, before closing with a look at developing Python GUIs. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Build a robust application by handling exceptions. * Modularize, package, and release the source distribution. * Document the code and implement coding standards. * Create automated tests to catch bugs in the early development stage. * Identify and re-factor badly written code to improve application life. * Detect recurring problems in the code and apply design patterns. * Improve code efficiency by identifying performance bottlenecks and fixing them. * Develop simple GUI applications using Python. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ninad Sathaye has spent several years of his professional career designing and developing performance-critical engineering applications written in a variety of languages, including Python and C++. He has worked as a software architect in the semiconductor industry, and more recently in the domain of Internet of Things. He holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Developing Simple Applications 2. Dealing with Exceptions 3. Modularize, Package, Deploy! 4. Documentation and Best Practices 5. Unit Testing and Refactoring 6. Design Patterns 7. Performance – Identifying Bottlenecks 8. Improving Performance – Part One 9. Improving Performance – Part Two, NumPy and Parallelization 10. Simple GUI Applications « less
A Business User's Approach
Providing essential information for business managers, computer programmers, system designers, as well as home computer users, DATABASE COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS, 8e provides a thorough introduction that includes coverage of the language of computer networks as well as the effects of data more » communications on business and society. Balancing technical concepts with everyday issues, it equips you with a solid understanding of the basic features, operations, and limitations of different types of computer networks. It offers full coverage of wireless technologies, industry convergence, compression techniques, network security, LAN technologies, VoIP, and error detection and correction. The Eighth Edition also offers up-to-the-minute coverage of near field communications, updated USB interface, lightning interface, and IEEE 802.11 ac and ad wireless standards, firewall updates, router security problems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, zero-client workstations, and Internet domain names. « less
Explore and learn about Internet of Things with the help of engaging and enlightening tutorials designed for Raspberry Pi
This book starts by exploring the popular HTTP, UPnP, CoAP, MQTT, and XMPP protocols. You will learn how protocols and patterns can put limitations on network topology and how they affect the direction of communication and the use of firewalls. Thing registries and delegation of trust are introduced more » as important tools to secure the life cycle of Things on the Internet. Once the fundamentals have been mastered, your focus will move to the Internet of Things architecture. A secure architecture is proposed that will take full advantage of the power of Internet of Things and at the same time protect end user integrity and private personal data without losing flexibility and interoperability. This book provides you with a practical overview of the existing protocols, communication patterns, architectures, and security issues important to Internet of Things. « less
The recent digital and mobile revolutions are a minor blip compared to the next wave of technological change, as everything from robot swarms to skin-top embeddable computers and bio printable organs start appearing in coming years. In this collection of inspiring essays, designers, engineers, and researchers more » discuss their approaches to experience design for groundbreaking technologies. Design not only provides the framework for how technology works and how it’s used, but also places it in a broader context that includes the total ecosystem with which it interacts and the possibility of unintended consequences. If you’re a UX designer or engineer open to complexity and dissonant ideas, this book is a revelation. Contributors include: * Stephen Anderson, PoetPainter, LLC * Lisa Caldwell, Brazen UX * Martin Charlier, Independent Design Consultant * Jeff Faneuff, Carbonite * Andy Goodman, Fjord US * Camille Goudeseune, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign * Bill Hartman, Essential Design * Steven Keating, MIT Media Lab, Mediated Matter Group * Brook Kennedy, Virginia Tech * Dirk Knemeyer, Involution Studios * Barry Kudrowitz, University of Minnesota * Gershom Kutliroff, Omek Studio at Intel * Michal Levin, Google * Matt Nish-Lapidus, Normative * Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk * Marco Righetto, SumAll * Juhan Sonin, Involution Studios * Scott Stropkay, Essential Design * Scott Sullivan, Adaptive Path * Hunter Whitney, Hunter Whitney and Associates, Inc. * Yaron Yanai, Omek Studio at Intel « less
Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide. Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, more » and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start. Both a creative and practical primer, it explores the platforms you can use to develop hardware or software, discusses design concepts that will make your products eye-catching and appealing, and shows you ways to scale up from a single prototype to mass production. * Helps software engineers, web designers, product designers, and electronics engineers start designing products using the Internet-of-Things approach * Explains how to combine sensors, servos, robotics, Arduino chips, and more with various networks or the Internet, to create interactive, cutting-edge devices * Provides an overview of the necessary steps to take your idea from concept through production If you'd like to design for the future, Designing the Internet of Things is a great place to start. « less