This is my first post on the Spark community and while I don’t have my Spark Cores yet, they should be in by next week and I’m very excited to start working with them. Some background info:
I’ve been using the Arduino and the Intel Edison for about 3 and 2 weeks respectively I’m pretty comfortable with Arduino now; also I have a good background in electronics and general “coding”. But I can get pretty lost and caught up in all the internet/WiFi/server gerble and I’m just looking for a good place to start.
Overall goal : (at the moment) to read one piece of data from a sensor with the Spark Core and push it to a server that I will be using (don’t know which yet) where the data will be saved on some sort of text file. Then eventually use the Tinker feature to control some pins, nothing too crazy at the moment.
I saw on the docs page from spark some reference to curl and Json, which I have no idea what either are, do I need to learn about these to achieve my overall goal? Generally my question is: Is there any documentation or anywhere I can be directed that shows, not exactly, but explains how to work with things like Rest APIs , curl, Json or any other tools that I need to achieve my “Overall goal”? WiFi development for dummies?
Any insight or direction would be greatly appreciated