Duncan Cragg on Declarative Architectures
About All Things...
...taking programming beyond:
Threads, Message Queues, Client-Server, CORBA, Web Services, SOAs, Agents, Synchronous Architectures, Imperative Programming - and even Applications, Desktops and Documents
Duncan Cragg...
...works for ThoughtWorks UK; originally from April 2002 to July 2007 and now recently re-joined. Previously worked as a Web Architect for the Financial Times.
...went to both UCL and Imperial College of the University of London (in the Eighties); specialising in Logic during his MSc.
...wonders when his LinkedIn Account will be useful
...has a phone-cam, and used it on himself once, just before his weekly shave:
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EUP, IoT, AR and Minecraft | NetMash | Object Network
February 10, 2015 15:58

These days I seem to mainly use this blog for once-a-year announcements of what I'm up to, which is useful as record for myself when I need to reflect.

So here's where I'm at, as 2015 begins..   ...

CoAP and a Web of Things watching Things
May 19, 2014 21:21

With the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the diversity of products and technologies, the one thing that everyone agrees on is that it's time to start agreeing: the Internet of Things needs standards. Many agree that it needs open standards, like those that underpin the Web.

Obviously, a Web of Things is going to be quite different from the Web of Documents and Applications: it'll be much more fine-grained and much more "buzzy", with many sensors and actuators working together with many hubs and services. It's more likely to be at home with the next generation of the Internet Protocol: IPv6.

To meet the fine-grained and buzzy nature of the IoT, the Constrained Application Protocol, or CoAP, was created. CoAP is an open Internet standard for the Web of Things. It's based on the Web's core pipe: HTTP, but has many differences to allow it to be used by very resource-constrained devices and local radio networks.

CoAP can be used in many different ways, but there's a danger that a lack of clarity in exactly how it's used means it doesn't achieve its full potential to link up the world's embedded devices.

This article proposes a simple and clear way that CoAP could be used to build a uniform, global, decentralised Web of interacting and discoverable Things.

This article first appeared on the ThoughtWorks Insights pages.   ...

The Object Network Approach to Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things
March 1, 2014 11:24

After filling up that other blog recently with 61 pages of content, one page a day, I was challenged by my ThoughtWorks colleague, Andy McWilliams, to help him get in more easily to my explanations of the Object Network applied to Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things, especially around how my approach differs and is better than other approaches.   ...

Building The Object Network
January 27, 2014 11:36

I've started another blog called Building The Object Network, about how I'm experimenting with Augmented Reality for the Internet of Things using the Object Network approach.

So far I've been blogging every day.

Do subscribe!   ...

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