The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic nowadays. It is a vision where everyday objects are connected, and share data over the Internet. It is believed that it will have a huge impact in our lives by changing the way we interact with the things that are present in our daily lives.
In this context, many development boards have been developed for the makers' community over the last few years. Most of them required some of the essential components to be bought separately, such as the Ethernet socket. Intel offered a different solution packing the most common components together onboard and putting the Arduino and Linux worlds together, all in one board—the Galileo.
In this chapter, you will be able to understand what the concept of the Internet of Things is, what a Thing is, and how Galileo may help you develop your Things.
In this chapter, we'll be covering the following topics:
The Internet of Things vision
Galileo board and its components
Galileo Gen 2
Popular boards comparison