This blog post is the first part of a series of post on how to set up a test-driven development environment for embedded device testing. We started using PlatformIO for our educational track’s prototyping workshops, and PlatformIO offers integrated testing mechanisms which we’ve found really useful.
This is the first part of a tech blog post series i’d like to start on the topic of decentralized and distributed IoT computing. At ThingForward we spend a lot of time on coding protocol and communication software and firmware for small sensor devices, and the IoT model brings up an architecture model which in part differs from the one we find in web app architectures. We already had a webinar on this topic last month and we’d like to investigate this a bit further.
Yesterday we recorded our second webinar - titled „IoT Architecture for web developers“ - where we looked at the key differences between building communication solutions for the web vs. for the Internet of Things.
Maybe some of you have already built devices with CoAP support, or you want to integrate a CoAP-enabled service into your solution. Or maybe you heard about CoAP, the Constrained Application Protocol, and want to find out more about its inner workings, especially trying it out on some hardware/software playground. We look at some tools to help you move on.
In our tech blog posts and slyft tutorials we’re writing much about the ESP8266-based NodeMCU and the Grove Kit Quite some people asked us where to buy these things, so we decided to compile a list of shops (mostly EU-based) where you can find some or all or the parts we’re using.