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How to Be an Internet of Things (IoT) Developer in the Modern Age

Graphic representation of world covered with Internet of Things (Iot) connections

The pro­lif­er­a­tion of con­nected de­vices over the past sev­eral years has been as­ton­ish­ing. From every­day items like wear­ables and ther­mostats to more am­bi­tious de­vices like so­lar pan­els and street lights, it seems as if there are few things that are not con­nected in some way. As we look to­ward the fu­ture to fully con­nected cities, hos­pi­tals, and homes, the role of the IoT de­vel­oper is be­com­ing ever more cru­cial.

Software de­vel­op­ment is of grow­ing im­por­tance in all kinds of in­dus­tries, but ar­guably none is more im­por­tant than de­vel­op­ing for and with con­nected de­vices. If your Fitbit glitches, that is one story, but it is an en­tirely dif­fer­ent one if a con­nected med­ical de­vice fails in the mid­dle of surgery or a self-dri­ving car goes hay­wire in the mid­dle of rush hour. Because of the crit­i­cal role that IoT de­vices are play­ing in our lives, poorly de­vel­oped IoT de­vices can be life threat­en­ing, mak­ing this type of de­vel­op­ment par­tic­u­larly unique.

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