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joheben
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8/31/2016 | 7:30:08 PM
Passing knowledge
Using C with only (as said in the article) "passing knowledge" of the language is a terrible idea. Null pointers and memory leaks would kill your software for sure. For good programmers with solid experience in using C, sure thing.
Sylvanus NuhC774
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7/29/2016 | 4:21:40 AM
top programming languages
amongst all the programming languages, I prefere C/C++ though it's difficult. i also think VB should be included in the list.
Goyapa
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5/23/2016 | 9:39:17 AM
Re: node.js & C
Yes we made as well good experiences with node.js an where needed C/C++ and also Python, but i would like to see C/C++ switched with Rust in near future, and a Embedded-OS written in Rust in the immediate step, like redox-os.
JoshF813
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5/17/2016 | 12:27:30 PM
node.js & C
For IoT I think node.js/javascript is the best option. The websockets offer real-time communication which if perfect for zigbee/zwave applications and keeping the user always informed of the latest events. 

C is also a requirement to write firmware for Arduino and other microcontrollers. 

With those two languages you can pretty much make anything you can dream up. 
SabineN855
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11/18/2015 | 3:53:30 PM
Re: Assembler language for embedded systems: please do not
per my later comment...you might want to check out Julia. julialang dot org is the site. 
SabineN855
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11/18/2015 | 3:51:46 PM
The Julia programming languages is one to note
It is important to note the Julia programming lanugage....stemming from the labs of MIT, I believe that this to be the language for the IoT.  Programming is easy for both engineers and programmers and the language is: 
  • Julia performs as well as C and Fortran

  • 10X faster than Python, R and MATLAB

  • Distributed parallel execution

I have found this to be an exceptional tool!!!!  I suggest an article on this, as it appears to be a real disruptive offering. 

 

 
Rob Purser
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9/22/2015 | 5:53:33 AM
What about data analysis?
Your article appears to focus on the edge node and data collection side of IoT systems -- what about analytics and visualization?  Didn't see anything about the programming languages there -- some of which are a lot more important for IoT systems than the more esoteric ones listed...
LakshminarayanT008
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4/11/2015 | 3:31:45 AM
Re: Why no love for ADA?
Why not Visual c#.I am using it for my learning of IOT using Netduino plus 2
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3/16/2015 | 1:11:53 PM
Re: Assembler language for embedded systems: please do not
Agreed. I always think of C as the world's first portable assembler. C++, C# have just extended it into the object-oriented approach. There are times, especially in embedded and IoT, where for timing or memory (or parts cost) constraints you actually need assembler, but those cases are rare. Especially if you learn how to code C efficiently (Efficient C by Plum & Brodie is likely out of print, but available for $0.01 on Amazon; there appear to be similar titles for C++). I recall coding a motor inverter on a microcontroller with only 512 bytes of code in C. It needed a couple of lines of assembly to initialize the data structures to save the 50 generated by the compiler, and that was well commented with the replaced lines of C code as the comments and the #asm compiler directive for the initialization assembler code. Could have done it with a separate subroutine and the linker, but didn't want to incur the extra call and return code space overhead. It's certainly a choice for more complicated timing-/space-critical optimizations because it limits what you have to recode on the next machine (although it assumes the next machine needs the same optimizations and can't forsee what else needs to be optimized).
Li Tan
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3/14/2015 | 7:06:13 AM
Re: Assembler language for embedded systems: please do not
I cannot agree with you more - IoT is fast growing and there is no clear outwitter at this moment. The industry should attempt different ways/tools of doing things instead of getting locked down in one cage.
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