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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Getting to a better place

Regardless of whether you want it or not, if you're designing something for the Internet of Things, you must lay the foundation for it at the beginning. At the core of the foundation lies communication (among other things). Throughout the chapters, we've seen that protocols such as MQTT and HTTP, while they are easy to use, form a very bad foundation for interconnected things on the internet. While there are applications where they can be used, such as secondary web interfaces (HTTP) and local distributions of data (MQTT), for interoperability and exchange of data between devices on the internet, they are poor options. The amount of vulnerabilities you need to protect against, as well as the lack of communication ...

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