Welcome to the Zetta tutorials
Zetta is an API-first platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Zetta is an elegant, open-source platform for connecting all types of devices to the internet using APIs. For more information, see the Introduction to Zetta.
About the tutorials
The Zetta tutorials progress from a very basic "Hello, World!" example through more complicated projects.
After you complete the tutorials, you'll be comfortable with the Zetta platform and its Node.js programming paradigm. You'll generate APIs for devices that you can control from anywhere in the world through the Internet.
The tutorials are easy to follow, and can be completed in a fairly short time. Both the tutorial instructions and working source code are available in this GitHub repository.
How to get started
The best way to get started is to go to the first tutorial, code the "Hello, World!" example, and try it out!
You need Node.js
You need to have Node.js and NPM (Node Package Manager) installed on your system. If you do not have this software, follow these steps:
Go to the Node.js download site and follow the installation instructions for your system. The download installs both Node.js and NPM.
Verify that the
npm commands are in your path:
node -v <installed version number> npm -v <installed version number>
About the BeagleBone projects
Some of the more advanced projects require a BeagleBone Black device. This is an embedded Linux device that comes with a Node.js programming interface. This interface makes it easy to code Zetta projects to interact with the BeagleBone. The devices are fairly cheap and easy to obtain. For more information, go to the BeagleBone Black website.