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Make: Getting Started with the Photon by Simon Monk

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Chapter 5. The Internet of Things

Aside from actually programming the Photon/Core over the Internet, everything we have done up to now could have been done with a device such as an Arduino without any Internet connection. While the Photon/Core is actually pretty good in the role of an Arduino replacement, to not use its Internet of Things capabilities is to miss out on its most exciting feature.

In this chapter, you will learn how to communicate with a Photon or Core over the Internet to issue commands to the device and to take readings from its sensors. 

Spark Functions

Many IoT devices require you to do some pretty hairy network programming to have your device communicate with the Internet. Not so the Photon and Core. Spark has managed to ...

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