Three-Project Series

Build an IoT Management Platform with Vert.x you own this product

Java • JavaScript • HTML • HTTP
skills learned
Vert.x • MQTT • RxJava
Philippe Charrière
3 weeks · 5-6 hours per week average · INTERMEDIATE

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In this series of liveProjects, you’ll use the Vert.x Java toolkit to build a complete management platform for a home-based Internet of Things network. You’ll take on the role of a developer for SmartHome, a company that manufactures Internet of Things devices that monitor and measure your whole household. Each project in this series will focus on creating a different standalone component of this network. Your challenges will include setting up simulations of IoT interconnectivity for testing, developing gateway software for data transmission, and creating a server that can aggregate data and transmit it to the platform backend.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

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Project 1 Receive IoT Data
In this liveProject, you’ll make IoT devices “chat” through HTTP services. You’ll construct IoT gateways that query data from sensors, then send that data to a centralized platform. You’ll use different protocols to do this, including HTTP and MQTT. The Vert.x toolkit will give you everything you need to work with these protocols.
Project 2 Create an MQTT Broker
In this liveProject, you’ll use the MQTT protocol to allow IoT devices to communicate with a central data broker. You’ll simulate MQTT devices, then implement a MQTT broker that can dispatch MQTT messages from your IoT gateways. Finally, you’ll secure these communications from potential intrusion by attackers.
Project 3 Authentication and Visualization
In this liveProject, you’ll set up authentication and visualization functionalities for a connected IoT system. You’ll use JSON Web Tokens to authenticate an administrator and stream documents from a MongoDB database, then use the SockJS event bus bridge to connect your IoT data to a web application that displays sensor data in a user-friendly manner.

book resources

When you start each of the projects in this series, you'll get full access to the following book for 90 days.

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project author

Philippe Charrière
Philippe Charrière is a technical account manager at GitLab. He discovered Vert.x in 2014 while preparing a talk about web performance. Since that day, he has written all his Java web-related projects with Vert.x; he loves creating bots, tools and APIs, indifferently in Java, Kotlin, JavaScript and sometimes even Scala.


This liveProject is for experienced Java developers interested in mastering the Vert.x toolkit through hands-on development. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Intermediate Java JDK 11
  • Basics of Java IDEs
  • Basics of HTTP
  • Intermediate HTML and JavaScript
  • Basics of asynchronous programming

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll master the feature-rich Vert.x library through hands-on IoT development.

  • Vert.x microservices and service discovery using the Redis backend
  • Vert.x DB connection with Redis
  • Vert.x HTTP client


You choose the schedule and decide how much time to invest as you build your project.
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Each project is divided into several achievable steps.
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book resources
Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.