Should JavaScript devs build real things?

Published: Wednesday, August 21st 2013

JavaScript is leaving the browser and entering the real world. Is this just a bunch of web devs playing with hardware or are we starting to see a fundamental shift in the direction web technologies are taking?

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8 posts tagged IoT

  • The meandering journey of NodeBots Interchange

    What started as a plan to simply make components work a bit better with NodeBots turned into a way of managing any firmware using JavaScript.

    A 12 minute read (2.2k words)

  • Applying the lessons of mobile dev to IoT

    IoT product development has the opportunity to draw on some of the lessons hard won over the years of developing for mobile.

    A 1 minute read (141 words)

  • DDD JavaScript IoT workshop

    A summary of the various projects completed as part of the JS IoT workshop given at DDD Melbourne 2015.

    A 1 minute read (132 words)

  • Controlling networked LEDs using a smartwatch

    The ESP8266 is a capable device in its own right and can run a simple web server. Couple this with a smartwatch for control and you have some interesting remote control options.

    A 1 minute read (181 words)

  • Building an information radiator

    "Information Radiators" - devices that use physical means to relay encoded information are great projects if you want to explore IoT. This post provides a how to example.

    A 2 minute read (222 words)

  • Web Facilitated Play in the Real World

    How can physical interaction with digital media augment the experience of both and what part does the web have to play in this space?

    A 9 minute read (1.7k words)

  • Humanising the Internet of Things

    Just making your device "smart" isn't enough - it needs to also be usable. The human aspects of IoT are consistently forgotten in this new interaction space.

    A 12 minute read (2.3k words)

  • Towards a sensor commons

    A quiet revolution is taking place in the Internet of Things world and it isn't one being orchestrated top down by the companies who want to Internet enable everything and make smart cities.

    A 18 minute read (3.5k words)