Programming languages to learn for IoT implementation by@JituB
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Future of the IoT

The internet of things is, in simpler words, the internet for devices of daily use. Most common IoT devices can be as simple as living room smart lights or as complicated as robots.

The important part is, since these are mostly our daily use devices, they collect data. Tons and tons of data is collected by every single device that’s part of the internet of things. We are all well aware that data, if processed properly, is more valuable than all other things in the world. Data is the thing our world will endure in the coming time and forever.

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Your thermostat can be easily set to x temperature whenever you want, every single day. What’s complicated is, suppose it’s Friday or someone’s birthday, you have been drinking all night long. The thermostat would be turned on like in its regular scenario. But when a complex IoT program kicks in, it realizes you would be hungover and will calculate the time to when you usually wake up in this situation. You might even like the water a bit cold or hot from your usual on such a day, a complex IoT system can make it just right for you depending on your personal preferences it collected from your data.

A myriad of smart devices connected with one another, feeding and taking, relevant information from neighbor devices. This is what IoT is, an internet of smart devices. There has been a recent uproar about how the IoT market will reach over a $20 trillion valuation in the next 15 years.

People may think of it as an exaggeration, we believe if we by then have competent, and intelligent, data scientists and developers, $20 trillion could be possible. Every industry is indulging into the uses and advantages of IoT, but developing hardware that works with IoT may get tough.

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IoT is already being used in:

Homes

Not many people are adopting smart IoT devices in their homes in the current scenario, smart homes are many levels above our generic IoT light bulbs and thermostats. The IoT smart homes we have right now are in the basic level of development, there is so much more to come. Most people think the IoT is on the epitome of innovation, but it hasn’t even started.

Grid Planning

Every city is based upon grids, food, water, electricity, LPG. The first modernization came when we planned our cities according to the daily necessities. Things are going to change very soon with IoT. Smart grids are going to replace the generic ones for much more advanced services and savings.

Industrial Automation

Automation has taken the industries by storm, and it has been amplified by IoT devices. The factors which a simple IoT sensor can judge has increased the productivity and decreased the cost by a huge margin. Things are looking good for the industries of all types with IoT.

Smart Cities

Smart cities aren’t just smart homes and grids, smart cities have an exceptionally high requirement compared to a generic smart home or even grids. The smart cities have to be installed with various sensors at every 10 feet. Both the cost and implementations are interrupting the smart cities to achieve what IoT is capable of providing.

Health

A myriad of health devices will soon be checking our vitals, in real time, 24/7. The precautionary act is much better than trying to cure. The current devices can check for our heart rate, last September, Apple debuted the Watch Series 4 which can do an ECG in flat 30 seconds. The future is changing and the Apple Watch is just the beginning. The smart IoT tech having many devices can identify risks at an enormous level, compared to a single device and the data generated by it. The devices will play a major role in extending the life span of humans.

Retail

Retail is sub-categorized into online and offline retail, in both cases, the data generated through IoT remains vital. The need to analyze a customer’s behavior is getting necessary each day for the retail, to survive. Steps in the IoT industry are being taken to improve with the customers and to keep the business going.

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Programming languages for IoT implementation

C Language

C is one of the most iconic coding languages ever! Developed in 1972, C has set the base of almost every programming language. Some believe C is old school and outdated, but the control it gives while programming is exceptional, which makes it a great choice for IoT.

Python

Since Python is mostly used in writing web applications, you will only be able to find the great Python developers in the top website development companies. In a Python web development company, most work goes into building web applications, but people are now realizing how good python is for the IoT. The intricate nature, the easy syntax, and the huge library of frameworks makes Python a great choice for IoT development.

Java

The attributes of Java are what makes it the most trusted and loved language for IoT development. Java is an object-oriented language and been built ground up from the primary programming languages. JVM and Java’s write once run anywhere attributes has made Java a great choice for IoT related development.

JavaScript

People believe JS front end development services is the most JavaScript has on charts. However, that’s not the case. JavaScript has an essential quality of being able to be operated between devices, which makes it a worthy contender of being used in IoT development services.

PHP

PHP is slowly being accepted and adapted to be used in IoT development for its micro services. PHP is primarily implemented on C, which makes them a great all in one combo to be used in IoT development.

Conclusion

As we discussed, the future of any other hasn’t been brighter than that of IoT. The world is slowly realizing the need for an Internet of Things and is slowly spiraling into the automated world of interconnected devices. The future is all about personalization and assisting machinery and devices. But we believe, we are still pretty far from achieving that uber high comfort which we would get when the IoT is made smart and then it could server humanity in every possible way.

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