This post may seem a bit off-topic, but for the past several years, when I’m not building Angular and ASP.NET applications, I’ve been working in the Internet of Things. Microsoft Azure IoT Hub has been a game-changer in this space, and my latest Pluralsight course, Azure IoT Hub for Developers: Getting Started, was crafted to help you get up to speed with it quickly.

Why IoT?

So if you’re a web developer, why should you care about IoT? It’s just one more thing to try and learn, right?

Well, there are actually about 2 trillion reasons: IoT, as the Internet of Things is commonly know, is predicted to enable roughly 2 TRILLION (with a T) dollars in productivity improvements by 2022. source

Security spending related to IoT alone will surpass 3 billion by 2021. source

And Microsoft is throwing money at IoT, too, to the tune of 5 billion by 2022. source

That’s why you should care about IoT: there’s going to be a tremendous amount of money spent in this area, which means new opportunities for you as a developer!

Besides the money and new opportunities, building IoT solutions is just a ton of fun. There’s something incredibly satisfying about wiring a device together, then communicating with it remotely via IoT Hub.

What You’ll Learn

My course is meant to give you a solid foundation on both the device-side and cloud-side of things. Topics you’ll learn about include:

  • Azure IoT Hub itself
  • Creating a (virtual) device application with .NET Core
  • Sending commands and messages
  • Processing messages using IoT Hub

By the end of the course, you’ll have a solid foundation for building a solution on Microsoft Azure IoT Hub.

So give it a try, and let me know what you think of this course!

Azure IoT Hub for Developers: Getting Started