Which API to use?

Bosch IoT Things service provides various ways to interact:

  • A REST-like HTTP API
    with a sophisticated resource layout, that allows to create, read, update and delete Things and the Thing’s data.
  • A Ditto/Things Java Client
    which implements our API to communicate with the Things service in Java. The client itself uses the WebSocket protocol.
  • A Ditto JavaScript client, which can use the WebSocket protocol or the REST-like HTTP API.
  • A WebSocket endpoint for interacting based on the Eclipse Ditto protocol
  • Data ingestion and device control via the Bosch IoT Hub service
    based on AMQP 1.0.
  • Managed connections to external messaging/communication endpoints - based on Eclipse Ditto protocol or using payload mapping:
    • connecting to HTTP endpoints POST, PUT or PATCH requests
    • connecting to Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) brokers (currently we support AMQP 0.9.1 and AMQP 1.0)
    • connecting to Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) brokers (currently we support MQTT 3.1.1)
    • connecting to Apache Kafka (currently we support Kafka 2.x)

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tip Find further details in the developer guide Which API to use? > comparison by feature.

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