Chapter 1. Understanding and Setting up the Base IoT Hardware

In this chapter, we will start our journey towards Internet of Things (IoT) with Python and the Intel Galileo Gen 2 board. Python is one of the most popular and versatile programming languages. You can use Python to create multiplatform desktops and Web, mobile, and scientific applications. You can work with huge amounts of data and develop the complex algorithms that are popular in Big Data scenarios with Python. There are thousands of Python packages, which allow you to extend Python capabilities to any kind of domain you can imagine.

We can leverage our existing knowledge of Python and all of its packages to code the different pieces of our IoT ecosystem. We can use the object-oriented ...

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