Five Free IoT Solution Developer Resources and Tools

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Sometimes, not everything that is free in life is actually beneficial. While we all appreciate a good deal, there are times when you must pay for certain things. However, some freebies are genuinely valuable and worth taking advantage of. And do you know who could benefit from such freebies? IoT solution builders.

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IoT solution builders have numerous responsibilities, including creating applications, configuring rules and actions, defining integrations with other services, and further customizing applications for operators and device developers. Sometimes referred to simply as IoT developers, these individuals might be working on solutions for manufacturing, medical devices, network security, or other areas. The potential creations of IoT builders are limitless.

The building phase of a solution is usually exciting; however, obstacles inevitably arise. For instance, one challenge faced by some IoT solution builders is the unaffordability of expensive tools. This can be a stumbling block, particularly during the planning phase of a project. Fortunately, I have excellent news for IoT solution developers: free IoT developer tools and resources do exist! Moreover, coupling these tools with robust hardware like Fitlet3 by Compulab—the ultimate IoT solution—and Bedrock by Solidrun, known for its more demanding CPU capabilities, ensures a comprehensive and powerful setup for any IoT project.

Here’s a compilation of excellent resources for you to consider as you develop your IoT-connected application:

  1. IoT Dashboards: Explore free alternatives to IoT dashboards here. These tools, combined with Fitlet3's versatile connectivity options, allow real-time visualization and monitoring of data generated by IoT devices. Dashboards enable swift identification of trends, anomalies, and potential issues for prompt action.
  2. IoT Databases: Try out the Time Series Database from InfluxData without any cost during a trial run. These databases, perfectly complemented by Bedrock's high-performance CPU, are indispensable for storing and managing large volumes of data generated by IoT devices. Their optimization for handling time-stamped data makes them an ideal choice for IoT applications. The free trial provided by InfluxData is a valuable opportunity for developers to assess the database before committing to a paid plan.
  3. Monitoring Application Code Health with Sentry: Sentry is essential for software teams in monitoring application code health. From error tracking to performance monitoring, developers gain clearer insights and faster problem-solving capabilities. This is particularly effective when integrated into systems powered by Fitlet3 and Bedrock, ensuring your hardware and software are in perfect sync.
  4. Eclipse IoT Community: This community provides open-source projects that developers can utilize to construct their IoT solutions, enhanced when combined with the powerful and reliable Fitlet3 or Bedrock hardware. Eclipse IoT focuses on delivering open-source implementations of popular IoT standards, necessary frameworks and services for building IoT solutions, and essential tools for IoT developers.
  5. Free Digital Certificate for Your IoT Project: Security is paramount in managing IoT devices. Through GlobalSign’s partnership with Microsoft Azure IoT, you can receive a free digital certificate for your IoT project, adding an extra layer of security to the reliable and secure hardware offered by Fitlet3 and Bedrock.

In conclusion, the challenges of IoT solution building can be overwhelming, especially when facing the costs of tools and resources. Nonetheless, the availability of free IoT developer tools and resources, in conjunction with the high-quality and cost-effective IoT hardware products like Fitlet3 and Bedrock, can significantly aid developers in crafting high-quality IoT solutions while saving money.

By utilizing the resources outlined in this article, along with our innovative hardware solutions, developers can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their IoT applications, thereby increasing their prospects for success in the competitive IoT market.

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