In today’s mobile world, the volume of connected devices and data is growing at a rapid pace. As more and more “things” become part of the Internet (refrigerators, pacemakers, cows?), the importance of scalable, reliable and efficient messaging becomes paramount. In this talk we will dive into MQTT: a lightweight, open standard publish/subscribe protocol for rapid messaging between “things”.
MQTT is simple to understand, yet robust enough to support interactions between millions of devices and users. MQTT is being used in connected car applications, mobile banking, Facebook Messenger, and many things in between. In this talk you will learn all about the protocol (in 10 minutes!) and see some of its applications: live-tracking, gaming, and more. We’ll walk through designing an MQTT-based API for a ride-share mobile application, and discuss how MQTT and REST APIs can complement each other.