Full stack developer at IoT era

Since Facebook’s Carlos Bueno wrote the canonical article about the full stack in 2010, there has been no shortage of posts trying to define it. For a time, Facebook allegedly only hired “full-stack developers.” That probably wasn’t quite true, even if they thought it was. Is it reasonable to expect mere mortals to have mastery over

ESP8266 Ikea light IoT

I wrote yesterday on ESP8266 programming tools and let’s continue on the ESP8266 theme. Two days ago Hackaday had an interesting posting Internet Knows Your Every Move Thanks to IKEA and ESP8266. It describes how to combine ESP8266 WiFi module and IKEA Molgan PIR light. The stock PIR light simply lights when motion is detected,

ESP8266 programming tools

The ESP8266 is the answer to “I want something with Wifi.” It’s basically the answer to everything IoT to so many engineering problems that have plagued the hobbyist and commercial world alike. The chip is a processor  (80MHz Tensilica) with integrated RAM, some ROM, and a WiFi radio. It’s CHEAP, like $4/ea cheap! Or $5