With the availability of boards like Raspberry Pi and npm-based communications modules, Node.js is becoming more of an option for developers building applications for the Internet of things, an executive in the IoT space stressed on Thursday.
IoT-applicable boards, such as Intel Edison, BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi, can accommodate Node.js now, even if smaller units like ARM-chip-based small microcontrollers cannot, thus giving Node.js and entry into the IoT realm, Key explained. Node.js also gets a boost from npm modules accommodating IoT communication protocols, such as MQTT, AMPQ, and HTTP. Node.js libraries like Johnny-Five and Cylon.js support IoT development as well.
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