Meet Node-RED, an IBM project that fulfills the internet of things’ missing linkIf you play around with enough connected devices or hang out with enough people thinking about what it means to have 200 connected gizmos in your home, eventually you get to a pretty big elephant in the room: How the heck are you going to connect all this stuff? To a hub? To the internet? To each other? It’s one thing to set a program to automate your lights/thermostat/whatever to go to a specific setting when you hit a button/lock your door/exit your home’s Wi-Fi network, but it’s quite another to have a truly intuitive and contextual experience in a connected home if you have to manually program it using IFTTT or a series of apps. Imagine if instead of popping a couple Hue Light Bulbs into your bedroom lamp, you bought home 30 or 40 for your entire home. Organic programming: Just let it go If you take this out of the residential setting and into a factory or office it’s magnified and even more daunting because of a variety of potential administrative tasks and permissions required.
Cloud Integration | itDuzzitdotEPUB — download any webpage as an e-bookHTTP and HTML Analyzer software and Browser Automation Web Testing toolsOnline Project Management | SmartsheetLinkSidebar2013 Most Popular and Successful Web APIs | Mathieu FenniakHave you ever been stumped how to design a Web API? There are so many different approaches that you can take for even simple things, like paginating API result sets. If you list out your options, it can be easy to end up in analysis paralysis. I like to remind myself that I’m not the first person to tread on this soil. I defined an API’s success and popularity based upon whether it is supported by integration solutions. I gathered the available APIs in nine integration platforms: Zapier, Mule ESB, ifttt, itDuzzit, Pipethru, Formstack, Magic xpi, Adeptia, and CloudWork. So, here it is; the most popular APIs by their integration platform support: RSS, SMS, and e-mail also get a nod at being well-supported by these integration platforms, but I excluded these from this list as they don’t fit in as APIs that you can look at and learn from. Join in the discussion over at reddit and Hacker News.
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