Toit revolutionizes the IoT development process by offering a novel approach that fixes most of the issues inherent to the traditional process. Toit provides you with everything needed for developing an IoT application: firmware, cloud connectivity, a web-based console, and even a new programming language with syntax similar to Python but much faster execution speeds. This article presents some notable features of this all-in-one platform which help IoT developers to build their applications quickly and easily.
Deploy Your First Application From Scratch Within 15 Minutes
Toit provides a smooth onboarding process for developers who are new to this platform. First-time users need an ESP32 board and a USB cable to flash the firmware. This is a one-time process and future updates for the firmware will be done over the air. After signing up, the web-based console provides almost everything for getting started. Now with the support for flashing from the browser using Web serial, users can start developing even without installing anything on their PCs. This whole process of provisioning your device will take a few minutes and you’ll be up and running.
The console provides an inbuilt code editor where you can write, run code on your device and monitor the output with timestamps. This is a great way to quickly try out something and improve your program. Finally, when your program is working as expected, you can deploy it as a long-lived application on your device. If any, the output of the app will be logged and can be seen through the console under the LOGS section.
Efficient Multitasking On A $2 MCU
The multitasking capability of Toit is what makes it stand out from the crowd. On top of that, the isolated memory areas for each application put the icing on the cake. This way, the security of data is taken care of. Multitasking on an MCU with the traditional development process is not impossible but might easily break the whole system even if a small bug comes up. On Toit, it is a light and agile process, so users can easily try out new things without having to worry about bricking the device.