Monday, 3 November 2014

Java Developer Army On IoT

There is no single solution to connect all IoT "Internet of Things" devices together but Eclipse at least tried to make it easier for Java developers. Last Monday, group released open IoT Java stack, an enterprise Java development platform supports three major standards – CoAP, MQTT, and light weight M2M standards.
 
(Constrained Application Protocol) CoAP – Web transfer Protocol
 

MQTT – Connectivity protocol for machines

Light weight M2M – An open mobile interface to connect IoT clients and servers

The open IoT Java stack can be downloaded for free from Eclipse site. The stack is suitable for developing IoT gateways, SCADA automation products and home automation systems. The stack was announced in conjunction with JavaOne conference that was organized last week in San Francisco.

Devices were communicating in past also but mostly through proprietary systems only. Open IoT Java stack has revolutionized the era by using advance software and hardware. It is true that there are several emerging trends already available in market to connect different IoT devices but developers have to write separate implementations for this purpose.

Think of it – When companies created their own web servers instead of using Apache.

To help java developers in bringing new IoT devices together, Eclipse team have created implementations that can be used quickly. The innovation would help industries to switch from proprietary systems to open IoT Java stack. The stack brings programmer together in IoT development world.

Open IoT Java stack is still not perfect for every project. Being a skilled programmer you have o decide which implementations are good for your project and what should be avoided.