Real-time Stack Issue #5

Here are the technology articles we found interesting in Issue #5. You can receive this content in your inbox on the day it’s published by subscribing here.

Using XMPP as a message bus

This highly technical post is focused on the idea of using the XMPP as a generic message bus. Leveraging In-Band Registration, Service Discovery, Ad-hoc Commands and Forms creates a very straightforward, extensible and performant model for building a scalable machine-to-machine (or even user-to-machine) message bus.

OAuth over XMPP

Adventurer’s Codex uses XMPP for it’s real-time features. During development they ran into a couple of interesting challenges with integrating such a mature system with their new-ish web stack, one of which was User Authentication.

Why are IoT developers confused by MQTT and CoAP?

Recently, Exadel encountered an interesting challenge for IoT developers. Because IoT apps have gained so much momentum, there is more and more choice in how to develop them.

Here’s how blockchain will change Internet of Things

Blockchain is becoming a ubiquitous term in the world of technology. The effects of Blockchain technology on Internet of Things are revolutionary. But before we delve deeper into the interconnection of Blockchain and IoT, let’s first briefly understand what blockchain really is.

Why Linux containers matter for the Internet of Things

Resin.io believes Linux containers are the first practical virtualization technology for the embedded world, enabling isolated application failures, efficient updates, and a flexible yet familiar workflow.

Websockets and IoT: Why don’t the two go together?

Srushtika Neelakantam writes “After running around in the realtime tech world for a couple of months since I started working for deepstreamHub, I think a lot of people have many misconceptions about a lot of concepts within this world.”

Review: IoT data logging services with MQTT

The pros and cons from author’s standpoint, along with implementation examples in Lua using a generic MQTT library (from NodeMCU). Most platforms also provide custom libraries or ready-made solutions for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and others.

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