Arduino as a wireless HTTP client

There are many aspects one must take into consideration when it comes to picking the right board for their project – from performance, memory, battery life, available slots for SD cards or bee modules all the way to the connectivity, namely network interface. Whether it is wired or wireless network interface, it plays crucial role in the way the board is deployed, controlled and it influences the memory and power consumption. In this post I will be discussing the way to setup your Arduino-compatible board as an HTTP client. I have been using my Seeedstudio Stalker v2.3 for all the tests I am describing in this post.
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Presenting with reveal.js

Presentations are sort of an unavoidable feature of both student and professional life. They bring many challenges with them that can catch you by surprise. I found myself in a need to do a presentation for my teammates to showcase a library I spent the last weeks developing. I was faced with the sad reality of opening up PowerPoint and crafting the presentation to convince them to use the library I created. However, looking back at the presentations I created back in college and also those created by my classmates at a time certain pain points almost immediately came to mind. This made me look into other options like many of the JavaScript frameworks that are popular option often seen in various tech-related meetups, talks and webinars. Overall, it was surprisingly pleasant experience so I decided to share the approach I have chosen and why I like the way it works internally.

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Spring Cloud AWS with proxy settings

In my previous article, Spring and Amazon Web Services, I provided a brief introduction to Spring Cloud AWS module and what you as a developer can expect from it at this point in time. One thing that is not obvious from the official documentation is how to use this module when your Internet connection is restricted by a proxy server. In this post I will outline how to approach passing of proxy configuration for both Java-based and XML-based configuration. This aspect of configuration will probably be addressed in the future releases however it might help you now in case you work with this module and need your application to work with a company proxy.
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