In a world that is dominated by digitalization, the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing a vital role in disrupting the way we live and conduct business. From smart living to workplace collaboration and connected on-field employees, IoT continues to save time and boost productivity like never before.
According to a Microsoft research report, focused on IoT signals and designed to provide a global overview of the IoT landscape, around 85% of respondents say that they are currently in the midst of IoT adoption, and three-fourths have projects in the planning stages. Furthermore, an 88% of respondents believe that IoT is “critical” to the success of their business.
When it comes to IoT development, selecting a programming language is as complex as selecting types of sensors and other hardware devices.
Generally, an IoT lifecycle involves the collection and management of data by means of a vast network of sensors and devices. Next, this data is processed and analyzed to make real-time decisions – in order to execute an effective IoT lifecycle, you need a programming language that allows you to easily establish high-level communication between different devices and maintain seamless connectivity throughout the ecosystem.
- Memory Management
- Event-Driven Programming
- Ease of Implementation
Talking about its application in IoT, it can be used to handle a large number of requests generated by devices such as sensors, beacons, transmitters and motors. In fact, Node.js makes the request-response flow smoother and faster.
Moreover, sockets and MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol are well suited in Node.js which are normally used for continuous data transmission in IoT applications.
Node.js comes with the NPM (Node Package Manager) equipped with more than 80 packages for IoT-application cable boards such as Arduino controller, BeagleBone Black, Raspberry Pi and Intel IoT Edison. This means that you can rapidly develop robust IoT applications with Node.js development services.
The garbage collector feature allows IoT developers to focus on aspects of development rather than wasting time on memory management. In a way, the automatic freeing of the unused memory results in a stable IoT solution as the garbage collector eliminates memory leaks.
Ease of Implementation
IoT.js aims to provide an inter-operable service platform in the world of IoT, based on web technology. It can be used with resource-constrained devices that consume only a few kilobytes of RAM. Because of this, it supports a wide range of “things”.