Chapter 8. Find: Describe and discover web Things

This chapter covers

  • Learning the basics of discoverability (methods and protocols)
  • Understanding how to do web-level discovery (linking/crawling)
  • Proposing a model to describe web Things and their capabilities
  • Extending the basic model with additional Semantic Web formats

In the previous two chapters, we explored extensively the various integration patterns for connecting your Things to the web, which is the first layer of the WoT architecture we introduced in chapter 6. We illustrated how using web standards as the connective tissue between heterogeneous devices significantly improves interoperability between components in an internet-scale system and thus is the core foundation of the ...

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