Setting up the boilerplate code
Before we start diving into the action, we will go through some initial setup. More to the point, we will set up some boilerplate code that we will utilize throughout this book.
To get started, you will need to install a version of Visual Studio, preferably Visual Studio 2015 or later. The Community Edition will work fine for this purpose. You do not need anything more than what the default installation offers.
You can find Visual Studio 2017 at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48146.
Throughout this book, we will utilize the different APIs to build a smart-house application. The application will be created to see how a futuristic house might appear. If you have seen the Iron Man movies, ...