“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
– Arthur C. Clarke
Take a quick look around you. Maybe you’re on your way to work, or perhaps you’re waiting in line at the coffee shop. Now take a quick look at the people around you–don’t stare--but try and eyeball the number of people you see. Got it?
Here’s the thing: three out of four of the people around you have a smartphone1.
Technology is disrupting industries, and no more so than in Healthcare where wearables, devices and the Internet of Everything (IoE) more broadly, provide the means to reframe how healthcare is delivered. These technologies are bringing hardware and software together to enable the provision of data, to both healthcare professionals and patients, and ultimately to enable better clinical decision making.
To liven up the 2nd floor of the MuleSoft SF office, we decided to showcase a slightly modified version of the IoT demo we gave in last year’s Chicago and New York MuleSoft Summits. The demo we have listens for any mentions of @mulesoft on Twitter. If found, a Mule app running on a Raspberry Pi makes the lights glow.
This post is about fulfilling some expectations created by sci-fi movies, using Arduino and Nobel to expose RESTFul APIs for controlling physical devices.
The early-arriving future disappointment
This is the year that, according to some Hollywood prophets, cars will be finally flying, clothes will adjust their sizes to our bodies, trash will be combustible, and houses will be intelligent – though I never understood why they thought that an intelligent house would have a fax hanging on the wall.
There may well be 50 billion device coming, but the most exciting things in the Internet of Things are the ones you can hack. I’ve developed a new weekend hobby of connecting and hacking devices. Here are my top 5:
Philips Hue These connected lights bulbs have an HTTP API that is really easy to use and allows you to control single and groups of lights.
We have a lot of cool things happening at MuleSoft, here is a quick round up of things you shouldn’t miss.
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Mule is already running on premise and in the cloud and is soon bound to run virtually everywhere thanks to a new project called Anypoint Edge. This initiative not only focuses on allowing Mule to run on lightweight platforms, like the Raspberry Pi, but also to support protocols and devices relevant to the embedded world, like MQTT and Zigbee. The “Internet of things” had its rabbit, it’s now going to have its Mule!
I just read yet another amazing achievement in the world of 3D printing: directly printing sand-grain-sized rechargeable batteries. It’s not that manufacturing things at that scale is revolutionary any more, it’s that we can see the path to mass accessibility: anyone will soon be able to do this. Just like desktop publishing, and later the web, and later any of a slew of self-expression and DIY-distribution possibilities like Facebook and YouTube and Twitter,
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