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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Understanding the IoT Gateway project

An IoT service platform can help you with many of the repetitive tasks required when creating an IoT service or device. It also provides you with an abstraction layer for devices and gives you support for many IoT-related protocols. By using such a platform as the base for your application, many of those repeated programming tasks can be eliminated, or wholly or partially automated and solved. This leaves you to focus on what you really want to do: develop functionality. This approach drastically increases productivity and shortens development cycles, which can be used to either increase functionality or quality, or to decrease development costs. Furthermore, it improves interoperability, increases security, ...

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