Chapter     11

JavaFX on the Raspberry Pi

The Internet of things (IoT) has become a hot topic of late, and for good reason. Some estimates put the number of connected small devices somewhere around 9 billion currently, jumping to 24 billion devices by 2020. And while projections vary, the assessment really doesn’t: in terms of sheer numbers, the Internet of things is going to dwarf any computing models ever seen.

The devices themselves are often quite small and much less powerful than recent examples of the processing “arms race” to which many of us have grown accustomed (numb?) over the past several years. Even when embedded within a larger appliance or piece of equipment, the tiny computer that controls and communicates may be no larger than ...

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