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Finally my Azure SB Lite library is online on Nuget but ... it was a long story :-)
The last month, I decided to put this library on Nuget for all people that don't like to compile source code from CodePlex and want to use it immediately. When I tried to upload the package, I received the "package id alredy used" error ! What ? Why ? Who ? Is there another library with same name ?
After few minutes I found that Sebastian Brandes (Microsoft Evangelist from Denmark) already uploaded it on Nuget in June (of course, he set me as "author") and it was downloaded by 45 people. I contacted him who explained me that the library was useful to his project (thanks!) and that the right place for all other people was on Nuget (for much friendly usage). Right ! However, we decided that I should be the owner of the package so after about one month (Sebastian was on vacation) and Nuget support ... today I re-uploaded the library !
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This year I was pleased to be speaker at Mobile Camp 2015 organized by Microsoft in Naples; this year the event was focused on Windows 10 and all the awesome news from Build 2015.
As Microsoft MVP on Windows Embedded & IoT, my session was on Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 IoT Core as embedded system and its connection to the Azure Event Hubs.
The simple demo showed the Raspberry Pi 2 sent temperature data (from an I2C temperature sensor) to the Event Hubs using my Azure SB Lite library (based on AMQP protocol).
You can find all the material on SlideShare (slide) and GitHub (demo source code).
Last month I developed a lot and I had the pleasure of being speaker to three national events and an international one in California (but from remote).I was greatly involved to write code and content that I decided to summarize hoping that you could enjoy them.
With the slides I tried to describe the most important features of the Azure Service Bus focusing on the Event Hubs and its use within the telemetry pattern in IoT :Event Hubs : million events per second to the Cloud (MEC Internet of Things Conference 2015 in Naples)Event Hubs : million events per second to the Cloud (Global Azure Bootcamp, OC community California) of which it is also available the video here on YouTubeMicrosoft e l’IoT (M2M Forum in Milan, session with Roberto Andreoli and Erica Barone from Microsoft Italia)Azure Service Bus : under the hood (IoT Day in Venice)These slides have related demos where I used my last Azure SB Lite library, thanks to which you can access to the Microsoft Azure Service Bus using the same API of the "o ...
Now … I can write something !!
About two weeks ago I received a great present from Secret Labs (thanks to Chris Walker) … the new Netduino 3 Wi-Fi board !
It was and it will be a very busy time for me ... and if you want to hear me talk about the Internet of Things around Italy (and the "world"), you just need to read the agenda of upcoming events !
Tomorrow, on Saturday April 18th, there will be the third edition of the Microsoft Embedded Conference in Naples that has become the Internet of Things Conference organized as always by the DotNetCampania community thanks to the sponsorship of Microsoft Italy.
Few days ago Microsoft was included in the ranking of the 10 most innovative companies of 2015 as part of the Internet of Things and this result can not be absolutely considered a case. Most likely, the main reasons that have enabled Microsoft to achieve this great result are two :
The announcement of an operating system like Windows 10 that is able to run on any kind of device, from embedded systems, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and finally to the PC;
The wide Microsoft Azure cloud services offer through which you can "accommodate" and analyze in real time the huge amount of data from the "things";
The Microsoft offer for the Internet of Things covers everything from embedded device (the "T") to the Cloud (the "I") failing to provide a solution under one "hat".
What are the available technologies ? How can we really "bring" our "things" in the Cloud and make them an integral part of the Internet of "Your" Things as it was renamed by Microsoft ...
This time another new and exciting experience as speaker … at Community Days 2014 in Rome with all Microsoft italian communitis !
For the first time, I had the honour to have a session with me “big” friend Valter Minute, from which you never stop learning something new. Of course, the topic was the Internet of Things and this time with a washing machine as protagonist !
This time, with great honor, I will be among the speakers of the Community Days 2014 to be held September 23 to 25 in Rome, after I was there more times as attendee in the past.
The honor will be double, because I will have the session with my dear friend Valter Minute that I recognized as the "Maradona" of embedded systems.
Our session entitled "Internet of Things: my washing machine connected to the Internet?" will be completely dedicated to IoT starting from embedded systems (Microsoft based) to the possible solutions in the Cloud, including the future project "Reykjavik" based on Azure and presented at Build 2014; the title tells the truth, among other things, we will have as its protagonist a washing machine (toy) !
You can find all the information concerning the agenda of the sessions and logistics on the official website in addition to the registration form.
We look forward to this event every year will not disappoint the expectations of those who participate !
After I wrote the article about the Node-RED installation with a Web Site in Microsoft Azure, I decided to start another "small" open source project closely related to the "flow-based programming" with Node-RED using the Microsoft Azure services.
Starting from Azure SDK for Node.js I am asked myself the following question: why not make available to the Node-RED users all the Microsoft Azure services in their "flows" ?
From there I had a new project idea : Azure Nodes !
This project, available on GitHub, adds a bunch of nodes ("azure" colored) to the Node-RED toolbox through which you can interact with the Microsoft Azure services. The current version is still in Beta and it supports only the Service Bus features (queue and topic / subscription) very useful in the Internet of Things, I love.
The documentation is available in the Wiki pages related to the project even if the use of the nodes is remarkably simple and intuitive.
There are still many (too much ?) debug messages displayed ...
This article is not intended to be an introduction or full guide on Node-RED but it will describe how we can run it in the cloud ! Thanks to its NodeJS base and the power of all services provided by Microsoft Azure, you can create an Azure Web Site for a NodeJS application that can host Node-RED so that you can access, control and develop on it from everywhere !
In this way, we don’t need to s ...
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