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Getting Started with the Internet of Things by Cuno Pfister

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Chapter 5. Pachube

Imagine that your Netduino Plus uses a sensor to take measurements periodically. After each measurement, the Netduino Plus immediately sends the sample to a server for storage and later retrieval. This server effectively provides a feed resource to which you publish your data samples. You may already know the concept of feeds from RSS feed readers. A feed entry can be anything of interest, from political news to blog entries to measurements, as in the case of your Netduino Plus. In a way, a feed that contains measurements can be thought of as a news source about the physical world.

For such an example, you need a suitable web service to which your device can send its measurements. Conveniently, there’s a free service, Pachube, ...

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