Internet of Things has been buzzing around since a couple of years. It’s the latest area of interest for software scientists,data analysts and developers. Basically, IoT is all about connecting real life things through software networks, wireless sensors, embedded systems, remote control systems and other components responsible for communication between these devices and networks. One can control them from a remote location and still get everything done thorough the ‘Machine to Machine (M2M) communication’ model within no span of time. It gives remarkable results as far as facility is concerned however,the systems are quite complicated to design and develop. All said and done, the popularity of IoT is surging with every passing day and software scientists are focused on creating best IoT applications. Due to high end demand there are a variety of IoT development tools.
An insight on the popularity of IoT and its future growth!
As per reports of International Data Corporation (IDC), IoT would singly create an $8.9 trillion dollar market by 2020. Well, that may sound overwhelming but it is true as more and more businesses, homes and places are inclined towards the use of IoT to facilitate their day to day activities. Be it about remotely regulating a refrigerator or an AC to controlling the super computers, IoT has entered all areas of life without any hassles. With this kind of demand, IoT is the next big thing for software developers. Nearly 28% of software developers are involved IoT application development and more are joining the league of accomplished IoT developers.
Find here,the most popular IoT tools and technologies
Eclipse IoT: Basically, it is a group of companies and academia that aim to develop open source IoT solutions. By using open source technology, they build affordable, platform independent and highly functional IoT projects. In fact, Eclipse IoT is considered as leader in IoT development as it reached a milestone with 41 member companies with 37 IoT projects as well as 350 contributors that work in sync to create high standard IoT solutions. Being open source, Eclipse IoT is the doorway to developing state-of-the-art IoT devices, gateways and Cloud platforms. Some of the famed projects of this nexus are Eclipse Ditto, Eclipse Vorto, Eclipse Hono and more.When you want IoT development tools with an end-to-end architecture and concrete standards, Eclipse IoT is the way to go.
Node-RED: Developed by IBM, Node-RED is an IoT development tool used to define flows between various devices or things. It particularly manages the incoming sensor data or outgoing signals and thus, creates M2M communication without any breaks. This browser based editor has its own built-in library to support functions needed for effective network flow between devices. The idea is to define the flow with nodes and make effective communication through a single click. IoT developers are fond of the drag and drop feature of Node-RED editor as it minimizes their development time and offers ease of design and development.
Arduino: Another remarkable IoT development tool is Arduino. This is an open source prototype design and development platform that focuses on designing micro controller boards, interactive electronics and kits. Considered as the best IDE for IoT development, Arduino ensures flawless connection between different hardware systems. It is highly famous for smoothing up the process of creating industry grade IoT app development. Again, a tool highly revered by IoT developers!
Tessel 2: This hardware provider offers all kinds of sensors and modules to build IoT prototypes. The Tessel 2 development board can accommodate cameras, GPS and RFID or more to design hardware and server for IoT solutions. The programming is done in Node.js and hence, IoT developers find it easy to make things functional with Tessel 2. It hasbuilt-in Wi-Fi, USB connectors, Ethernet ports, Mediatek router-on-chip and other components to connect sensors and external hardware. With an open source library on NPM (Node Package Manager), it can be easily configured to plug,install and play the IoT application. The best part is that this platform saves development cost and time.
PlatformIO: Considered as the best cross platform IoT development environment, PlatformIO has a library manager, IDE and build system. IoT developers can rely on this as itis compatible with 200+ boards, debugging software and serial port monitor. It is one of its kinds of development tool that minimizes development time.
OpenSCADA: Designed under the SCADAproject of Eclipse IoT nexus, this platform is famous for offering exceptional security to IoT applications. As an independent platform, it comes with its own editing software, libraries, config tools and front as well as back end applications. IoT developers can mix and match its various tools to design advanced IoT solutions. It offers support for different programming languages,which makes it a favorite amongst the developer community.
DeviceHive: An open source IoT development platform, DeviceHive offers flawless Machine-to-Machine communication between devices. This framework has a cloud based API that serves the purpose of remote access without any kind of network configuration. It is highly used for home automation as it offers exceptional security and flexibility of operations. Developing applications with this is effortless as it has an active community of developers and lots of online help.
Devicehub.net: This tool is highly useful for enterprise IoT applications as it integrated business intelligence with cloud platforms.It basically works as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) model that supports software installation through private cloud platforms. Many enterprises have benefitted from the features of this versatile IoT development tool.
Kura: Again, a wonder from the Eclipse IoT projects, Kura an open source framework for IoT development. It is written in Java and is commonly used for Industrial Equipment Monitoring. It has been successfully used for an array of diverse applications that need M2M communication.
SensiBLE IoT: Made explicitly to simplify IoT design process, Sensible IoT is a very helpful IoT development tool of this time. It offers good security by enabling proper encryption and decryption. It has a firmware, Bluetooth, microphone, sensors to control temperature and pressure.
Above mentioned are top ten IoT development tools used to create high end applications.At SysBunny, we design and develop best IoT solutions. If you plan to switch to IoT, we can be your best help. Feel free to Share your concept with us.
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