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A Home Automation Guide for Developers, Designers, and Homeowners
This bookis the complete guide to Apple's home automation technology, HomeKit. You’ll learn the HomeKit platform structure and how it supports devices―existing and planned―and you’ll get a thorough grounding on new and useful apps that deliver a new generation of home automation in a secure and innovative more » environment. Learn Apple HomeKit on the Mac and iOS shows you how to move to secure, home automation projects that integrate with your digital world automatically―after you set them up as described in the book. Having your calendar and appointments control your lights, locks, thermostat, and other home devices is the heart of home automation. In homes and small offices, you can banish notes taped to switches and controls that say, "Do not turn off this switch" or "Leave the thermostat alone." The book gets you up to speed on HomeKit, and it also answers some of the pesky questions, such as "What happens when the power goes out?" Along the way there are tips and suggestions for app developers, hardware manufacturers, interior designers, and real estate professionals. For programmers, there's an entire chapter (plus sections in other chapters) dedicated to the core coding issues. For non-programmers, this book is the perfect resource mastering the amazing potential of Apple HomeKit. With a knowledge of the framework, you can start from HomeKit and let your imagination run wild as you design compatible devices with unlimited capabilities. Go build your killer app, your game-changing product, or service! What You Will Learn: * For device developers, understanding the structure of HomeKit―homes, rooms, and accessories―enables you to build devices that are easily managed by a single, simple source and interface. * For DIY home networking users will gain a thorough knowledge of how they can adapt HomeKit to their existing spaces. * For programmers, there's an entire chapter plus sections in other chapters dedicated to the core coding issues you'll need to learn. * For non-programmers, this book is your perfect resource for easily getting your mind around the amazing potential of Apple HomeKit. Author Jesse Feiler develops, consults, and writes about Apple technologies with an emphasis on mobile and location-based apps. Who This Book Is For: Device developers, DIY home networking users, programmers, and those interested in integrating their iOS devices with their IoT devices. « less
Learn how to build physical computing systems using BeagleBone Black and Python
KEY FEATURES * Get to grips with the fundamentals of BeagleBone * Leverage Python scripts to program BeagleBone for your requirements * Build four exciting projects, from home automation to a tele-controlled robot BOOK DESCRIPTION BeagleBone is a low cost, community-supported development platform more » to develop a variety of electronic projects. This book will introduce you to BeagleBone and get you building fun, cool, and innovative projects with it. Start with the specifications of BeagleBone Black and its operating systems, then get to grips with the GPIOs available in BeagleBone Black. Work through four types of exciting projects: building real-time physical computing systems, home automation, image processing for a security system, and building your own tele-controlled robot and learn the fundamentals of a variety of projects in a single book. By the end of this book, you will be able to write code for BeagleBone in order to operate hardware and impart decision-making capabilities with the help of efficient coding in Python. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Program on BeagleBone Black using Python * Interface sensors and actuators to BeagleBone Black * Build your own real-time physical computing systems * Connect physical computing systems to cloud servers * Build your own home automation and home security system * Build your own tele-controlled robot with real-time video streaming ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jayakarthigeyan Prabakar is an electrical and electronics engineer with more than three years of experience in real-time embedded systems development. He loves building cloud-connected physical computing systems using Arduino, MSP430, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, Intel Edison, ESP8266 and more. Jayakarthigeyan started understanding how computing devices and operating systems work when he started repairing his personal computer on his own in middle school that is when he first got his hands on in electronics. From his third year in the undergraduate degree program, he started building prototypes for various start-ups around the world as a freelancer. Currently, Jayakarthigeyan is a full-time technical lead of the R & D division in a Home Automation startup and works as a consultant to many other companies involved in Robotics, Industrial Automation and other IoT solutions as well; he helps build prototypes to bring their ideas to reality. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Getting Started with BeagleBone 2. Circuit Fundamentals and GPIO 3. Introduction to Physical Computing Systems 4. Real-time Physical Computing Systems Using BeagleBone 5. Connecting Physical Computing Systems to the Internet 6. Home Automation Using BeagleBone 7. Working with Images Using Computer Vision 8. Home Security Systems Using BeagleBone Black 9. Exploring Robotics 10. Building Your Own Robot « less
Learn how to build a game using Platino Studio. Follow step-by-step basics to create an app, and then add different functionalities and game logic. WithBeginning Platino Game Engineyou will be able to develop UWP apps using the Processing JS language. You also will be introduced to Temboo and extending more » the processing language to IoT. What You'll Learn: Development using the Platino game engineBuilding UWP apps using the Processing JS languageExtending the processing language to IoT with Temboo Who Is this Book for: This book is for those indie game developers, app developers interested in games, and students new to the Platino game engine and perhaps new to game development. « less
KEY FEATURES * This book is based on the latest 2.0 version of Apache Spark and 2.7 version of Hadoop integrated with most commonly used tools. * Learn all Spark stack components including latest topics such as DataFrames, DataSets, GraphFrames, Structured Streaming, DataFrame based ML Pipelines and more » SparkR. * Integrations with frameworks such as HDFS, YARN and tools such as Jupyter, Zeppelin, NiFi, Mahout, HBase Spark Connector, GraphFrames, H2O and Hivemall. BOOK DESCRIPTION Big Data Analytics book aims at providing the fundamentals of Apache Spark and Hadoop. All Spark components – Spark Core, Spark SQL, DataFrames, Data sets, Conventional Streaming, Structured Streaming, MLlib, Graphx and Hadoop core components – HDFS, MapReduce and Yarn are explored in greater depth with implementation examples on Spark + Hadoop clusters. It is moving away from MapReduce to Spark. So, advantages of Spark over MapReduce are explained at great depth to reap benefits of in-memory speeds. DataFrames API, Data Sources API and new Data set API are explained for building Big Data analytical applications. Real-time data analytics using Spark Streaming with Apache Kafka and HBase is covered to help building streaming applications. New Structured streaming concept is explained with an IOT (Internet of Things) use case. Machine learning techniques are covered using MLLib, ML Pipelines and SparkR and Graph Analytics are covered with GraphX and GraphFrames components of Spark. Readers will also get an opportunity to get started with web based notebooks such as Jupyter, Apache Zeppelin and data flow tool Apache NiFi to analyze and visualize data. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Find out and implement the tools and techniques of big data analytics using Spark on Hadoop clusters with wide variety of tools used with Spark and Hadoop * Understand all the Hadoop and Spark ecosystem components * Get to know all the Spark components: Spark Core, Spark SQL, DataFrames, DataSets, Conventional and Structured Streaming, MLLib, ML Pipelines and Graphx * See batch and real-time data analytics using Spark Core, Spark SQL, and Conventional and Structured Streaming * Get to grips with data science and machine learning using MLLib, ML Pipelines, H2O, Hivemall, Graphx, SparkR and Hivemall. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Venkat Ankam has over 18 years of IT experience and over 5 years in big data technologies, working with customers to design and develop scalable big data applications. Having worked with multiple clients globally, he has tremendous experience in big data analytics using Hadoop and Spark. He is a Cloudera Certified Hadoop Developer and Administrator and also a Databricks Certified Spark Developer. He is the founder and presenter of a few Hadoop and Spark meetup groups globally and loves to share knowledge with the community. Venkat has delivered hundreds of trainings, presentations, and white papers in the big data sphere. While this is his first attempt at writing a book, many more books are in the pipeline. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Big Data Analytics at 10,000 foot view 2. Getting Started with Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark 3. Deep Dive into Apache Spark 4. Big Data Analytics with Spark SQL, DataFrames, and Datasets 5. Real-Time Analytics with Spark Streaming and Structured Streaming 6. Notebooks and Dataflows with Spark and Hadoop 7. Machine Learning with Spark and Hadoop 8. Building Recommendation Systems with Spark and Mahout 9. Graph Analytics with GraphX 10. Interactive Analytics with SparkR « 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
Develop applications on one of the most popular platforms for IoT using Particle Photon and Electron with this fast-paced guide
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Get an introduction to IoT architecture, command-line build tools and applications of IoT devices and sensors * Design and develop connected IoT applications using Particle Photon and Electron in a step-by-step manner, gaining an entry point into the field of IoT * Get tips on troubleshooting more » IoT applications WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for developers, IoT enthusiasts and hobbyists who want to enhance their knowledge of IoT machine-to-machine architecture using Particle Photon and Electron, and implement cloud-based IoT projects. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Setup the Particle Photon and Electron on the cloud using the command-line tools * Build and deploy applications on the Photon and Electron using the Web-based IDE * Setup a local cloud server to interact with Particle Photon and Electron * Connect various components and sensors to Particle Photon and Electron * Tinker with the existing firmware and deploy a custom firmware on the Photon and Electron * Setup communication between two or more Particle Photon and Electron * Debug and troubleshoot Particle Photon and Electron projects * Use webhooks to communicate with various third-party server applications IN DETAIL IoT is basically the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.. The number of connected devices is growing rapidly and will continue to do so over years to come. By 2020, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices and the ability to program such devices will be in high demand. Particle provides prototyping boards for IoT that are easy to program and deploy. Most importantly, the boards provided by Particle can be connected to the Internet very easily as they include Wi-Fi or a GSM module. Starting with the basics of programming Particle Photon and Electron, this book will take you through setting up your local servers and running custom firmware, to using the Photon and Electron to program autonomous cars. This book also covers in brief a basic architecture and design of IoT applications. It gives you an overview of the IoT stack. You will also get information on how to debug and troubleshoot Particle Photon and Electron and set up your own debugging framework for any IoT board. Finally, you’ll tinker with the firmware of the Photon and Electron by modifying the existing firmware and deploying them to your boards. By the end of this book, you should have a fairly good understanding of the IoT ecosystem and you should be able to build standalone projects using your own local server or the Particle Cloud Server. « less
Using Web Technologies to Build Connected Devices
How can we build bridges from the digital world of the Internet to the analog world that surrounds us? By bringing accessibility to embedded components such as sensors and microcontrollers, JavaScript and Node.js might shape the world of physical computing as they did for web browsers. This practical more » guide shows hardware and software engineers, makers, and web developers how to talk in JavaScript with a variety of hardware platforms. Authors Patrick Mulder and Kelsey Breseman also delve into the basics of microcontrollers, single-board computers, and other hardware components. * Use JavaScript to program microcontrollers with Arduino and Espruino * Prototype IoT devices with the Tessel 2 development platform * Learn about electronic input and output components, including sensors * Connect microcontrollers to the Internet with the Particle Photon toolchain * Run Node.js on single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi and Intel Edison * Talk to embedded devices with Node.js libraries such as Johnny-Five, and remotely control the devices with Bluetooth * Use MQTT as a message broker to connect devices across networks * Explore ways to use robots as building blocks for shared experiences « less
A Pattern Reference
General trace and log analysis patterns allow application of uniform problem detection and solving approach across diverse software environments. This pattern language covers any execution artifact from a small debugging trace to a distributed log with billions of messages from hundreds of computers, more » thousands of software components, threads, and processes. Pattern-oriented trace and log analysis is applicable to troubleshooting and debugging Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Android, iOS, z/OS, and any other possible computer platform including networking and IoT. Its pattern catalog is a part of pattern-oriented software diagnostics, forensics, prognostics, root cause analysis, and debugging developed by Software Diagnostics Institute ( + This reference reprints with corrections 133 patterns originally published in Memory Dump Analysis Anthology volumes 3 - 9 and Software Diagnostics Library (former Crash Dump Analysis blog, Full-color diagrams accompany most pattern descriptions. The second edition includes 33 more patterns and improved pattern index. « less
UX for the Consumer Internet of Things
Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design. This more » book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products delivers sound advice for working with cross-device interactions and the complex ecosystems inherent in IoT technology. « less