since the Loop() function runs continously, that makes it a bit similar to programming in Structured Text on a PLC (programmable logic controller) -- the PLC code is run as a continuous loop, whether you're using ladder logic (ugh!) or structured text (better). The syntax is very different, however (ST is kinda BASIC/Pascal hybrid with PLC oddities).
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.