VMware: Getting Started with IoT; a hands on Primer
As part of the session we are supplied an MXChip IoT Developer’s Kit. This provides a physical IoT device enabling us to mock up IoT scenario’s. The device we are leveraging is made by Arduino. The device comes with a myriad of sensors and interfaces including, temperature and a small display screen. The device retails for approx. 30 – 40$ USD and is a great way to get started learning IoT.
When considering IoT one needs to not just connect the device but understand what you want to achieve with the data. Understanding what you want to do with the data allows you to define the backend components for storage, analytics or both. For example is you are ingesting data that you want to analyze you may leverage Azure Stream Analytics. For less complex scenarios you may define an App Service and use functions.
Microsoft’s preferred development suite is Visual Studio Code. Visual Studio Code includes extensions for Arduino. The process to get up and running is a little involved but there are lots of samples to get you started at https://aka.ms/azureiotgetstarted.
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