By the end of the decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is predicted to hit the $15 trillion mark, according to Deloitte. In recent years, we have seen the IoT transform the way we drive, our homes, the healthcare industry and its latest industry, financial services. By 2023, the global IoT in banking and financial services is set to be valued at $2.03 million. From banking to biometrics and compliance, investment in IoT across the industry is set to skyrocket; with industry giants making the case for the many benefits its inclusion can have. This year, we can expect to see the banking, lending and regulation subsectors take the forefront and others not far behind.
By 2040, 90% of all new cars will be connected by IoT according to reports by the TechJury Review. IoT is currently used on the road for various functions such as predicting traffic, giving accident related updates and in vehicle maintenance.
In 2012 the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the first Raspberry Pi board. The foundation designed the device as an affordable computer that would serve as an accessible platform for teaching programming. Ever since, the Raspberry Pi has gained a lot of popularity and people everywhere use it for education, prototyping and even as part of industrial systems.
Although the Raspberry Pi is similar to a computer having reduced capabilities, it also has certain characteristics that make it stand out. One of the board’s main advantages that people make use of is the pins set that it exposes. The pins can be easily connected to simple peripherals, allowing people to build applications such as smart appliances or other IoT solutions.
When it comes to building a Raspberry Pi application, one of the first questions that come to one’s mind is what programming language to use and the simple answer would be “it depends on what you want to program”. Indeed, depending on the applications that you want to build, there are several programming languages to choose from.