JavaScript for Microcontrollers and IoT: Part 1

The rise of JavaScript as the lingua-franca for the web has expanded its reach to unthinkable places. What begun as a beginner friendly language aimed at designers (and initially cooked up in 10-days) is now everywhere: servers, workstations, databases, desktop environments and even internet of things devices. However, the low-end nature of certain microcontroller platforms makes it somewhat difficult for beginners to use JavaScript. In this post we will take a brief look at the different options for running JavaScript on small devices, and we will also pick one of them and get one JavaScript engine running on it.

Stay with us and let’s see where the journey takes us!