Best Programming Languages Should Learn All Internet of Things Developers

By Kimberly Cook |Email | May 8, 2019 | 8652 Views

IoT development is rapidly expanding, but concerns around security and connectivity remain, according to an Eclipse Foundation report.

The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services has led to the rapid expansion of IoT development, according to a Wednesday report from the Eclipse Foundation.
Growth of investments in markets including automotive, education, and building automation have fueled the rise of IoT developers, according to the report, which surveyed 1,717 professionals in this space. Two-thirds of developers surveyed said their organization develops and deploys IoT solutions today, or will do so in the next 18 months. Only 9% of respondents said that their organization has no plans for IoT development, the report found.

In terms of popular operating systems, Windows and FreeRTOS topped the list, while Linux dominated the most popular Edge/Gateway operating systems (76%), followed by Windows (52%), the report found. Debian and its derivatives (Raspbian and Ubuntu/Ubuntu Core) dominate the top Linux distributions used by IoT developers, chosen by at least a third of respondents.

The top three cloud platforms used by IoT developers were Amazon Web Services (AWS) (34%), Microsoft Azure (23%), and Google Cloud Platform (20%)-the same as last year, reflecting the larger cloud market share, the report noted.

Despite the massive growth in IoT development, several challenges remain. Developers named security (38%), connectivity (21%), and data collection and analytics (19%) as top concerns with IoT, followed by the performance (18%), privacy (18%), and integration (18%).
Top IoT programming languages
The report broke out the top IoT programming languages in the following categories:

Constrained devices
  1. C
  2. C++
  3. Java
  4. JavaScript
Gateways and edge nodes
  1. Java
  2. Python
  3. C++
  4. C
IoT cloud
  1. Java
  2. JavaScript
  3. Python
  4. PHP

Source: HOB