In a recent blog post, Microsoft technologists discussed efforts to use Node.js as a mechanism for building IoT solutions. “There is an emerging trend of developers using Node.js for IoT scenarios, and we want to meet developers where they’re at and provide them the tools they need to be successful on the Windows 10 IoT Core platform,” said Arunesh Chandra, Chakra Senior Program Manager, and Gaurav Seth, Chakra principal manager, of the Windows Apps Team. Windows IOT Core is intended for devices with a minimum of 256 KB of RAM and is similar to Windows Embedded.
“We are excited to bring Node.js to Windows 10 IoT Core and eager get your feedback,” Chandra and Seth said. “Given that this is early work, certain things do not work as expected for now. Some known issues are related to incomplete support for VM module and npm packages like serialport, firmata, etc. Also, developers have to go through multiple steps listed in the readme.md to setup the node environment to build from raw sources.”