August 21st, 2015 | By Jscrambler | 5 min read
Given its ubiquitous nature, it is only natural that it would be considered a fitting language in this new Internet of Things, a term coined in 1999 by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton.
What is the Internet of Things?
Up until recently, most of the information in the cloud was human-consumable. The information it contained has been accessed by and about people.
IoT aims to create a network of things, from electronic devices and sensors to even people themselves. They not only have access to this wealth of information but is also capable of communicating with it and each other.
Supporters of this movement often cite many benefits, a few of which include improved automation in nearly every industrial field, an improved economy, lower pollution, and so on.
Also, it can be used to write complex, responsive programs. IoT is becoming more popular. Consequently, developers have to devote more time to technology.
There is a community of developers.
Its event-driven architecture fits perfectly with how the world operates.
This event-driven modality is also more efficient for sensors.,battery life, and CPU usage.
This proximity to machine language makes it extremely fast, efficient, and reliable.
There are some disadvantages, though:
The learning curve is steeper;
This may not be a block to avid developers, but for hobbyists, it can play a huge role in whether or not a project gets completed.
The Internet of Things is Already Here
If you’ve been wanting to start tinkering with some user-friendly electronics — and if you don’t feel like learning a complicated language to do so — you’re in luck!
The Tessel 2 is a development board with integrated Wi-Fi, an ethernet port, two USB ports, and two Tessel module ports.
Each Tessel module has a companion source library downloadable via the Node Package Manager, and there are plenty of tutorials and instructions available online to get you up and running quickly.
Attractive features: touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and a micro-SD slot.
Time to Get Started
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