Listed Books Are The Richest Source To Gain Knowledge On Internet Of Things (IoT)

By Jyoti Nigania | Nov 24, 2018 | 4725 Views

The massive upsurge in the availability of data in last few years have fueled this passion for breakthrough innovation. The idea of making human life faster and comfortable is the essence of discovering "Internet of Things".

This concept is fairly easy to understand. "Internet of things means connecting things (digital devices) with internet". IoT is majorly driven by data, sensors and actuators. With basic programming skills, anyone can build variety of useful products.

List of Books on Internet of Things:
1. The Second Machine Age: 
This book is written by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. This book defines the sheer power of digital forces in near future. The world is yet to see the revolution brought by machines. It admits that the future will be dominated by connected intelligent machines. It talks about the influence of technological advancements on businesses around the world. The focus is kept on envisaging ways which will instigate progression in future economies. To make it interesting, the author discusses concepts like Moore's law, artificial intelligence, digitization and many more.

2. Getting started with Internet of Things:
What if you want to try to hand at building IOT products, but don't know programming? This book will help you sail through ocean of IOT concepts and provide amazing projects to work on. This book is written by Cuno Pfister. It demonstrate the methods used to connect sensors, processors and actuators over internet. Precisely, it teaches programming using .NET micro framework and Netduino Plus Board. For better understanding, Cuno has adapted a step wise approach to explain concepts. Also, the practice examples are provided to facilitate practical understanding.

3. The Silent Intelligence:
It's a must read book for anyone who feels curious about internet of things and think of making investments in IOT products. Not much has been said and revealed about this quantum leap of technology. But, this book is written to make every entrepreneur, executive, investor familiar with growth, possibilities and roadblocks in living with connected products. This book is written by Daniel Kellmereit and Daniel Obodovski. Reading this book will provide you a comprehensive outlook of the chances of living with connected devices in near future.

4. IoT Disruptions: The Internet of Things - Innovation & Jobs:
Amidst the excitement of living with connected devices, we fail to notice that IoT becomes a completely untapped domain to locate jobs and opportunities. Do you know from where should you start ? This book, written by Sudha Jamthe, empowers you with the knowledge require to get your first job in IoT domain. There is no doubt that companies across all industries are investing heavily in this concept, this book provides enough inspiration to seek IoT as your next career option.

5. Meta Products: Building the Internet of Things:
This book is best suited for people whose interest lies in consumer products and technology. Meta products are nothing but, our daily use physical products connected with internet. This book is written by Wimer Hazenberg, Menno Huisman and Sara Cordoba Rubino. It introduces you with the inherent concepts of designing meta products , provides several ideas and shows a crystal clear picture of yet to come future. For practical understanding, authors have shared real life case studies at the end of every chapter.

6. Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing:
This book is written by Adam Greenfield. If you've imagined yourself in a world where the number of connected devices will be more than human population, this book will allow you to delve into the plausible future of human world. Everyware is nothing but we being surrounded by connected devices everywhere. It makes you understand the ubiquitous influence of computational devices on human lives. The author has aptly shared his invaluable thoughts on a world, driven by connected devices and highlights the issues and possibilities which can arise when the two world meets.

7. Trillions:
Trillions is a complete package to learn about past, present & future of connected devices. It is written by Peter Lucas and Joe Ballay. 'Trillions' refers to the number of connected devices in near future. It is an insightful guide to prepare companies for future technology innovations and help them understand the real value of operating in information age. This thought provoking book is a must read for designers, entrepreneurs, professionals, executives and anyone who likes to walk ahead of time. It encompasses the disciplinary ideas from biology, economic, ecology to provide a 'deep enough' overview of IoT world.

8. Designing Connected Products:
This book is written by Claire Rowland, Elizabeth Goodman, Martin Charlier and Alfred Lui. We are preparing well to enter in the world of connected devices. But, designing those devices has its own multitude of challenges. If you ever want to contribute to growth of IOT by designing products, this is a good place to start. This book is best suited for people having experience in UX designing. It explains wide range of critical designs, challenges, user touch points and roadblocks in building great products. In short, it's a hand book for designing connected products.

9. Learning Internet of Things:
This book is written by Peter Waher. Experiencing a change brought by someone is easy, but bringing that change is difficult. This book is a must read for people who want to create IOT products and change the world. Books listed above are good enough to make you familiar with the impact and applications of IOT devices. But, this book comprises of step wise tutorial based on Raspberry Pi. In this book, you will learn about popular protocols, network topology, scalability, communication patterns and much more.

10. Big Data and The Internet of Things:
The staple food of IoT is data. In order to design IoT products, it is immensely necessary to learn the ways of handling, storing, building architectures to accommodate massively large amounts of data. This book is must read of enterprise managers, big data professionals to learn about the most effective ways of storing data and using that data for building products. In addition, it provides practical advises, list of challenges and risk factors which must be kept in mind while integrating big data with IoT products.

After reading these books, all have real impact of data revolution is yet to be seen. Using data for building predictive models is just the tip of the iceberg. The real usage of personal data will be seen once connected devices get the life some of these books describe. That will be a world where humans will be busy engaged with personal devices and would have no time enjoy the natural scenery. 

Source: HOB