Date Added: Apr 2011
Most of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) operating systems today provide IPv6 as their standard communication primitive. As a consequence, sensor data can be seamlessly accessed by users through their PCs or mobile devices. Growth of WSNs into this potentially large domain, however, has been limited by the high bar that currently exists in programming WSNs. In addition to different programming abstractions and language constructs, embedded systems use development environments that are distinctively different and often lag behind PC development tools. The authors present TinyInventor, an integrated development environment for WSN applications that aims to resolve both of these problems.