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Node.js and the Internet of Things Using Intel Edison

by Jeremy Foster

A good balance of high level overview and hands on how-to with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the relatively unique approach of using Node.js and JavaScript on IoT devices to make hardware projects quick and easy.

What you'll learn

Learn how to enter the exciting world of IoT development without taking on the challenge and inherent constraints of mere microcontrollers. In this course, we'll learn how to command an Intel Edison using Node.js and JavaScript - a more modern platform for more modern and powerful scenarios, including the many options for communicating between devices and between devices and the cloud. We'll see an overview of the hardware and software involved in such projects and then take the time to implement a simple project from start to finish.

About the author

Jeremy Foster was educated in computer engineering and mathematics and gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough and not nearly enough education and experience, he finally joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring other software developers to write code and write it right. Jeremy is the author of CSS for Windows 8 App Development and instigator of the codeShow project ( He has also ... more

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