IBM’s Andy Piper (Part 3): The Taxonomy of All Things
Every addressable resource on the Web has what W3C now calls a Uniform Resource Identifier (not URL, but URI). Anything that can provide information to a client in response to a request, may be addressed using this syntax. It takes care the what, where, and how.
How will the Internet of Things make everything addressable by every other thing, as explicitly promised by IBM - which is proposing one candidate for an IoT protocol in the form of MQTT? In the concluding part of ReadWriteWeb’s discussion with MQTT engineer and WebSphere MQ community lead Andy Piper (continued from part 2 last Tuesday), we learned how IBM is actually now in its second decade of working out a kind of “thing taxonomy” - a way for its messaging queue protocol to resolve the where and how of contacting a small, MQTT-enabled device by first sorting through what it is.