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Make: Getting Started with the Photon by Simon Monk

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Chapter 1. The Spark Photon

In this chapter, you will learn a little about the Internet of Things in general, as well as the Spark Photon in particular.  The Photon and its older brother, the Core, are explored along with some background about where it has come from and where it sits in the pantheon of developer boards. 

The Internet of Things

It used to be that the only way you could interact with the Internet was to use a web browser on your computer. A browser would allow the computer to send requests to a web server that would send back information to be displayed.

The browser would display this information using a computer monitor, and the “user” would type text on his or her keyboard and follow hyperlinks with the click of a mouse. As ...

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