ITECH1104 – CLOUD AND ENTERPRISE COMPUTING
Title: ITECH1104 Node-RED Application with IBM Cloud
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Node-RED is an innovative visual wiring tool to connect edge computing systems such as industrial automation controllers to cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, IBM Watson IoT, and Microsoft Azure in new and interesting ways. The Node-RED development environment offers a gradual and easily approachable learning curve for users of all levels and requires little to no programming skills. Through a visual browser-based, drag-and-drop interface, Node-RED allows you to focus on identifying an opportunity and developing a solution, rather than building the components of an application from scratch. The objective of this assignment is to test your knowledge and skills obtained from the laboratory exercises in this course where you used IBM cloud platform (PaaS) and Node-RED (node.js) run-time. After completion of the assessment task you will value the need for cloud and enterprise computing and value the cloud services provided in contemporary computing.
This is a group assignment. For this assignment you will work in a group of maximum THREE students. You are required to join a group of your choice the latest ONE week after this document is published (released). The assignment consists of three parts:
1. Application Development Requirements
There are many Node-RED sample applications on the Internet such as for example, online Node-red tutorials from IBM developer website https://developer.ibm.com/components/node-red/tutorials/
For the assignment your group is required to search on-line (using your search engine of choice) for examples which use two or more API services in a Node-RED flow. There are no limitations for your on-line search. There are only THREE requirements for your application:
In addition to your group’s on-line search (using your search engine of choice) you can optionally explore and use any of the following on-line Node-RED tutorials and examples provided below:
2. Written Report Requirements
The report should contain a cover page with the university name, school name, course code, course name, assignment title, and the names, and student IDs for each student from the group. The cover page should also contain the URL (link) to your presentation video.
Description, business applicability, and functionality of the Node-RED application should be written in a report of at least a paragraph for each heading.
In light of the Node RED application, the report text should be divided into the following FOUR (4) headings (sections): Application Overview, Cloud Services Used, Screenshots and List of references.
1. Application Overview
Briefly describe the application, its business applicability, and functionality.
2. Cloud Services Used
Provide a brief description of the cloud services used in the application.
NOTE* All screen shots should contain IBM Cloud username of one of the group member’s visible in the top-right corner.
4. List of references
Provide a list of references which contains URLs (web links) to Internet resources used for the application
Video Recording Requirements
Demonstration of your Node-RED application should be captured in a video recording between 2 to 3 minutes in duration in which one or more students from the group present an overview of the application and demonstrates its usage. The video should be taken via desktop capture with voice over or with your mobile phone. Video and sound should be of high quality where the Node-RED application is clearly visible and the voice is understandable. The video file should be placed on the cloud (e.g. YouTube) with the URL (link) made available on the report cover page.
Timelines and Expectations
Report Document Format
The report text format must be single spaced with font size Arial, 12 and larger font size for the headings.
Learning Outcomes Assessed: K1, K2, K4 and S1
K1. Identify the key elements in cloud and mainframe computing;
K2. Explain the importance of cloud and mainframes in contemporary business models;
K4. Reproduce various services provided by cloud and mainframes.
S1. Demonstrate cloud architectures models for different user types;
Application of knowledge and skills
A1. Apply knowledge of the cloud service for range business models;
A2. Ability to use cloud environment for enterprise computing.