Spent some time poking around and a lot of the examples up here seem to hint at it, but don't quite get me what I'm looking for.
I would like to be able to send a http request and get a specific attribute - for example, I want to get the status of the switch attribute of a color temp light before sending it the 'level' or 'colorTemperature'. That may not be the best example, but I've done the documented command via url:
I forgot what 'someid' represents, but I have said ID and the above command works fine, but it returns me a 100 line json output - which does include the data I want... but this is going to a particle photon which while plenty capable, I'd rather not get bogged down parsing stuff if there's a quicker way to get to the specific attribute, ideally cutting down on the turnaround/lag etc.
I can post the json output, its just.. long.. Figured I'd give everyone's scrolling finger(s) a break
Worth noting - I'm not even remotely an expert in anything, I've just snagged a few keywords and acronyms and some basic concepts (I think)