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The Internet of Things in the Cloud by Honbo Zhou

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Chapter 5

Middleware and IoT

5.1 An Overview of Middleware

There are several historical stories that linguistically unite humanity across the planet: the Tower of Babel, Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, Xelhua, and Toltecs. Middleware deals with the babble between distributed systems and has a similar objective in bringing linguistic or communicative unity to disparate technological systems.

The term middleware stems from distributed computing and refers to a set of enabling services such as standardized APIs, protocols, and infrastructure services for supporting the rapid and convenient development of distributed services and applications based on the client/server and later multitiered paradigm, which was essential for migrating single-tiered ...

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