At JavaOne we announced the Open IoT Stack for Java, a set of open source technologies that will make it easier for Java developers to build IoT solutions. The focus of the technology is to enable developers to connect and manage the devices, sensors and actuators that are part of their IoT solution. VisionMobile estimates there will need to be 4.5 million IoT developers by 2020. The Open IoT Stack for Java is intended to help Java developers be some of those developers that are building IoT solutions.
To get started consider the following:
- Purchase some hardware, like the Raspberry Pi, and start experimenting.
- Check out the tutorial to build a smart greenhouse.
- Take the time to research and learn two new IoT standards, MQTT and CoAP. Eclipse Paho and Californium provide implementations of each.
- For the home automation DIY, learn about Eclipse SmartHome , a Java based framework for home automation.
- Discover the developer resources available at different sites, like iot.eclipse.org and java.net
If you are at JavaOne, please make sure you drop by our booth to see some very cool demos.