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IoT Development: The Most Popular Programming Languages You Can Pick From

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The world around isn't merely highly digital anymore; it is, as a matter of fact, highly connected too. Also, this connected way of existence has been enabled by the Internet of Things, also referred to as merely IoT. Owing to the convenience it offers, IoT is steadily becoming a mainstream phenomenon across the business world as well as our personal lives and is poised to observe humongous growth for the foreseeable future. A study approximated that in 2017, the world had 8.4 billion connected devices even though the global population was 7.5 billion. Here's another statistic to further demonstrate its potential: Researchers found about 46percent businesses are already providing IoT-based offerings and another 29 percent intend to add IoT solutions in their portfolio within the next year and a half.

IoT plays a critical part in most companies across a wide variety of industries. It, in turn, means one must take special care while choosing a programming language to develop their IoT-based product or service. The primary considerations must, of course, be the business' requirements and the company's expectations, among other things. However, these can't be the only considerations either; since we live in a world where mobile devices, big data, and the cloud are recognized as integral to modern existence, it is imperative that our IoT solutions enable security and interoperability besides connectivity. So, you see why picking the right programming language for IoT is a crucial task. To help ease that choice for you, we compiled a list of the top programming languages that are most popular for IoT development.

  1. C: This one makes a terrific choice when your offering involves embedded systems owing to Its comparability to machine language, which, in turn, renders C admirably quick. Another reason why it finds so much favor among developers coding the base layer of the software is that it veils nothing, thus allowing them to leverage the code to extract the optimal performance from any device.
  2. Java: Largely deemed to be one of the leading contenders for the job, it is a WORA (write once, run anywhere) language that allows programmers to not only create but also debug code on their desktop and then transfer it to any chip with a JVM (Java Virtual Machine). The code can be executed only on platforms where JVMs are in abundances, such as smartphones and servers, but even on the tiniest of machines, which effectively translates into this: Java for developing software for IoT is an excellent choice.
  3. Go: An embedded language, Go empowers devices to collaborate to enable the simultaneous exchange of data on several channels.  There's one more factor that highlights its reliability: Google has developed it; so, you can rest assured that the language will continue to evolve with changing times to help developers achieve the best possible results.

While these, as well as other languages in the market, are undoubtedly quite capable options, the fact remains that the ultimate choice is subjective. So, first, analyze what the business needs and then see which language seems the most suitable to deliver on those requirements. That way, you can ensure that the product will live up to your expectations.

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