As a web developer, most of the time I come across cool stuff (technology-wise) once I’m surfing the web and I’m always wondering, what kind of framework, library or technology has been used for their development.
I used to go with old school methods like viewing the website’s source code or inspecting elements (through dev tools) in my browser to grasp the libs and frameworks used in the web page. But you know, it takes time and thought, sometimes the code doesn’t make much sense and for some libraries about which we know almost nothing , it gets tricky to realize how things are working in the page.
In this post, I’m goint to introduce some handy tools I’ve found to detect tech stuff quickly with actually no effort.
Builtwith is another cool web-base tech detector I normally use. All what you need to do is to put the URL in www.builtwith.com and see the result. It shows much more details about the hosting, and server-side aspects.
Using this library you can easily interact with other devices whether through a web browser or server-side NodeJs code.
The figures below show the most famous platforms supported by Cylon. You can find a full list of them here.
Using these 3 basic plugins, Cylon enables you to send and receive data with other devices even in a real-time streaming manner:
MQTT(an Internet of Things machine to machine connectivity protocol)
Here are some examples of using Cylon :
The code below contols an ARDrone, takes off and then lands again:
Working as a software architect and developer on Network and Environment monitoring applications, I think it would be a great API gateway for the next generation of monitoring applications. And I strongly believe that the combination of devices like smart phones, drones, sensors, robots, and so forth plus libraries like Cylon.js and cloud services like AWS IoT, would open new horizons of innovation in the new future, and makes the world much closer to what we would imagine in the Sci-Fi movies.
If Cylon is of your interest take a look into these tutorials and samples:
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