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.