The IoT and Java app development is poised for strong growth. Furthermore, the Internet of Things is pushing enterprises to think bigger.
The enterprise internet of everything is poised for strong growth. The IoT of course is the quickly expanding mesh of devices, apps and sensors that generate on-point data streamed to more centralized locations to report, aggregate, to analyze or to take action. As the internet of things scales to the enterprise, there would be a need of evaluating and be proactive in engaging organizational capabilities as well as change-management programs. It is safe to say however that the IoT would start to shine as its proponents learn evangelizing, energizing and expanding their efforts. More and more companies would make a bigger effort of incorporating enterprise IoT to their day-to-day operations as the benefits become clearer. Now, workers use IoT wearables and also augmented reality tools which resulted in up to twenty-five percent productivity improvement. Executives are very positive about the IoT and the Internet of things software. Most feel that IoTification will have a positive impact on enterprises in the years to come, by either enhancing operations or letting companies develop new products embedded with IoT capabilities. Additionally, 62 percent of organizations expect the Internet of things to mean transformation of their enterprises.
THE PERFECT MATCH OF JAVA AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS
The current MakerCon conference hosted by Oracle made it clear that the Maker Movement, which is an important source of hardware innovation, is catching fire fast as well as opening up rich possibilities for developers of the Java platform. The match between the ingenious intelligent devices and the Maker Movement’s and embedded software technology is central to developing a connected world, the IoT and M2M or machine-to-machine technology. As embedded devices get more powerful and cheaper and more connected, as the IoT grows, Java developers are getting strong support from Oracle as they face new radical opportunities as well as challenges. Java is best equipped for serving as a unified standardized platform for the IoT. To this end, a main effort to unify Java and Java based web applications is on the way, particularly Java ME with Java SE to shrink Java SE to the embedded space and smaller devices too. The IoT and the rise of M2M ecosystem are in the process of converging with cloud as well as big data, requiring a simple platform, which runs from a device to the data center with Java.
JAVA REMAINS THE NUMBER CHOICE AMONG DEVELOPERS
Java is still the number one choice among developers and still is the leading development platform in the world, with some nine million developers all over the world. As part of the Maker Movement support, Oracle Technology Network recently sponsored a developer challenge for IoT. It is an online contest that rewards developers who create an IoT apps with embedded Java with computer devices, boards or other IoT technologies. The winning teams get hotel, airfare and registration to the JavaOne Conference in 2014. Projects have been submitted from more than 25 countries. Currently, submissions are evaluated for innovation, quality and usefulness.
JAVE MEETS THE MAKER MOVEMENT
For a lot of Java developers, the growth of the Maker Movement presents a chance of renewing their creative passions as well as explore new ways of applying their skills. Bringing IoT and M2M to the internet would change people’s lives. For example in the healthcare area, there are now clothes that monitor when people sleep. Someday, electronic cigarettes could be connected to social networks on the internet to help people stop smoking. This is something that is unimaginable a decade ago. Now, constant internet heart monitoring is a reality. Java is the best platform for the Internet of Things because it is flexible for different sizes of computers. The Java team has been in works with the embedded community to ensure that the Raspberry PI software runs okay. Thus, the Oracle Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi was built.
WHY JAVA FOR THE IOT?
One of the initial users of the Java platform was to help connect home-entertainment devices. This is what makes the platform a good fit for connected devices in the internet of things space. It provides extensive functionality for devices that are resource- constrained, with the highest level of security, functionality, scalability and connectivity in the industry. Being an open standards-based platform, Java offers portability in IoT environments, accelerating the time to market as new sensor technology generations emerge. Using Java in devices makes for easy product engineering since one could leverage teams with experience in Java to work on programs that run on devices as well as backend servers, rather than managing teams with special expertise in various development environments and languages.
With so much innovation happening in lighting speed, expect to see important changes in people’s lives. The changes would be much faster as Java and the IoT get to know each other better.