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JavaScript on Things: using JavaScript to program gadgets and gizmos

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JavaScript on Things is your first step into the exciting and downright entertaining world of programming for small electronics. If you know enough JavaScript to hack a website together, you'll be making things bleep, blink and spin faster than you can say "nodebot".

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JavaScript on Things: using JavaScript to program gadgets and gizmos

  1. 1. Using JavaScript to make gadgets and gizmos come to life. With JavaScript on Things by Lyza Danger Gardner Save 42% with code ssgardner.
  2. 2. I’m interested in learning about hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT), and if my web developer skill set is useful in this area. I don’t know where to start though..
  3. 3. JavaScript on Things is your guide. It’s a guide for web developers, and others familiar with JavaScript, who are curious about hardware and the IoT. No prior electronics experience is required, and the book has been specifically written with the existing skill set of JavaScript developers in mind.
  4. 4. Use your software development skills in a new way. You’re going to learn to use JavaScript to program and control things in the real world! You’ll learn all about different types of hardware and the various methods by which they can be programmed using JavaScript (e.g. host-client, embedded, SBCs).
  5. 5. This sounds potentially complex. What advantages does JavaScript have over the language commonly used for this sort of thing - C?
  6. 6. JavaScript is everywhere! These days, programming microcontrollers is often as easy as plugging in a USB cable and clicking a button. Also, certain aspects of JavaScript programming lend themselves well to hardware (event handling and asynchronous processes), and its ubiquity makes it the ideal gateway for legions of web developers to start using the IoT.
  7. 7. No math or electronics background? No problem! You’ll gain a fundamental understanding of how electronic circuits work, and all the other basic knowledge needed to build a variety of little fun things. You’ll learn the main points and terminology of IoT and embedded systems, and the parts and ingredients used to create them.
  8. 8. JavaScript on Things is a hands-on book. Since we’re talking about making real gadgets, hands-on work features prominently alongside learning the fundamentals. You will learn by making your very own gizmo throughout the course of the book, and each step of your learning journey is supported by clear diagrams, demonstrative examples, illuminating explanations, and solidifying exercises.
  9. 9. Building stuff is fun! The author has over 20 years of web development experience, and is a real enthusiast of JavaScript on hardware. You can be confident that the info you’re getting regarding JavaScript’s capabilities, and the methods by which it can be used to run on microchips and tiny computers, is top notch.
  10. 10. See how hacking with low-power embedded hardware can be fun, creative and exciting! Save 42% off JavaScript on Things with code ssgardner. New from manning.com

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