Ken Rimple

GraphQL, the new Contender to REST

The Representative State Transfer (REST) protocol has been the king of remote access protocols for web applications for well over a decade. The general pattern: expose “nouns” (Customers, Activities, Employees, Tasks, Sasquatches) as URLs (/api/sasquatch/32) and access them via HTTP “verbs” such as “GET”, “POST” (create), “PUT” (update), or “DELETE” (umm, well…). The content type … Read More

Amazon Workspaces – Desktops in the Cloud

Let’s say you’re traveling to a conference, and you want to leave your heavy laptop behind along with all of its power requirements. Or you have a long-running project that you manage from just about anywhere and want to keep a desktop active or suspended/resumed whenever you want. Or, you’re a company that wants to … Read More

What’s the “Thing” with IoT – IoT on AWS – A Philly Cloud Computing Event

Ken Rimple discusses the key concepts and terminology of the Internet of Things, including Types of IoT devices, networking hardware, transport and protocols, and how they relate to our event and the real world. Topics discussed include connectivity examples and various IoT devices. By Ken Rimple, Director of Training/Mentoring Services, Chariot Solutions

Coping with Aging (Data) – IoT on AWS – A Philly Cloud Computing Event

Data has different purposes over time: when fresh, it can be used for real-time decision-making; as it ages, it becomes useful for analytics; eventually, it becomes a record, useful or perhaps not. Each of these stages requires a different approach to storage and management, and this talk looks at appropriate ways to work with your … Read More

Amplify your Mobile App – IoT on AWS – A Philly Cloud Computing Event

In this session we will walk through the steps required to securely communicate with your device using the Device Shadow service. This will include an overview of user authentication and authorization, connecting to AWS IoT, and using MQTT to communicate with the device’s “Device Shadow” to read and update its state. All this, using the … Read More