Our 2017 Top 7 Resources for IIoT Developers

As we enter the Holiday season, it's good to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am thankful for good content, but it has to meet certain requirements in order to be considered "good." One such requirement is that it must be valuable: Does it teach me something new? Help me solve a problem? Inform me on the latest trends or industry changes? These types of content are what push us to learn new things and to think differently-- something we should all be thankful for. 

Well, IIoT devs, have I got a valuable list for you! I debated whether to present this list in ascending or descending order, and settled on descending because I love a good countdown. Just a note: #1 is near and dear to my heart - I think you'll really enjoy it, too! Whether you're new to DDS or a seasoned expert, we've got something for you in this list.

So, without further adieu, I am proud to present our 2017 Top 7 resources for IIoT devs:

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  • Description of a real-world distributed system use case
  • Explanation of essential design, code and configuration
  • Working code example
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