Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
The world of technology has changed immeasurably since I began writing software way back in the late 1970’s. Devices are smaller, storage is nearly infinite, processors are orders of magnitude faster, programming languages are far more graceful, and systems have gone from proprietary and closed to standards-based and open.
Having recently returned to writing software after a hiatus of many years, I am especially struck by the changes in how one service speaks to another. While I’ve kept up with the technology from an academic standpoint, it is one thing to write about RESTful web services and a completely different experience when you roll up your sleeves and write code that sends POST commands and processes GET requests. That is where the rubber hits the road and you begin to truly understand how things work in real life.
In this week’s No Jitter article, I look at the Silicon Labs Sensor Puck and how telemetry can be added to communications workflows.