All About Messaging Protocols

What Are the Differences?

by Bryon Moyer

It started with a review a few weeks back of a few stray new (to me) protocols that I was seeing. I did a cursory review of each one and called it good.

It sparked a long discussion on LinkedIn about various protocol capabilities. That discussion suggested to me that another layer of detail was warranted. At that time, I didn’t know what I was in for, or else I might have found something far more tractable to take on, like, oh, squaring a circle or proving Riemann’s Hypothesis.

But no, I blissfully entered the void. You might expect a void to be empty, but this void is overfull; it’s just devoid of structure and clarity. While it’s often said that the Internet of Things (IoT) is in need of standards, the area we’re visiting suffers from too many standards. Each one solves a slightly different problem, so maybe we do need them all, but man… it can be overwhelming to wade through. That’s frankly the intent of this article: to provide some clarity on the different protocols.  Read More

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All About Messaging Protocols

Posted on 04/20/15 at 10:01 AM by bmoyer

We covered a lot of messaging protocols (and associated concepts here). Would these cover your needs, or are there still unmet needs?

Instruments for the Black-Turtleneck Crowd

Posted on 04/18/15 at 9:26 AM by MartinKing

Somewhat blinkered view of how great the software is though sad Sadly the releases are generally only ever BETA releases with minor cosmetic changes and bug fixes, never any major feature implementations. The software is useless for reverse engineering un…

At Least This Time It Was OUR OWN Barbarians

Posted on 04/16/15 at 12:29 PM by TotallyLost

The "Holy Shit" is every flaw/backdoor they use, will be reverse engineered and directed against us. And our home team isn't helping close those newly discovered back doors (attack vectors) to protect us.

4-Channel Analog Front End Solution

Posted on 04/15/15 at 2:15 PM by rseedle

Where is the white paper on the 4-Channel Analog Front End Solution ?


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