I laugh at the notion that you can create a DAQ system with no programming. I have seen some of the crap that some consultants have done with that cray block programming language and it is impossible to understand or modify and many simple things are just impossible.
It's actually easier for may things to just use the graphic editor in Visual Studio and write actual code and be done with it. Easier to modify, maintain and you can do anything.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.