In just a few years, the number of Internet-connected "things" (home appliances, smart energy meters, health monitors, sensors) is predicted to be orders of magnitude larger than the number of users and traditional computers. The Web of Things is a vision where everyday objects are seamlessly integrated into the World Wide Web (WWW) using well-known standards and blueprints (e.g. URIs, HTTP and REST). This hands-on lab (presented at JavaOne 2010) introduces participants to the motivation, key concepts and relevant technologies behind this vision. Lab attendees will use the Sun SPOT wireless device (www.sunspotworld.com) developed at Sun Labs to learn how physical resources (e.g. light sensor, LEDs) can be exposed as web resources and manipulated via HTTP commands.
Additional lab materials may be accessed at http://www.sunspotworld.com/S314730_Sun_SPOTs_Web_Of_Things/index.html.