I am new to Arduino. I just have my Arduino UNO kit and started to do some small projects with node.js and the Johnny-five library.

My question is why there not many content about javascript+Arduino in web, and the last news on Johnny-five website dated last year.

Is js development still relevant for Arduino?

  • johnny-five makes the arduino nothing more than a peripheral for a computer ... the arduino contains a very basic code that allows the computer to send commands to the arduino .... most people want to use the arduino as a standalone system – jsotola Oct 15 '19 at 20:43
  • Because Johnny-five covers about 1% of the possible use cases for an Arduino and hardly anyone uses it because of that? – Majenko Oct 15 '19 at 21:21
  • js is great to use for web interfaces with the ESP chips, but it's not very good to actually program the low-power, low-ram device itself. As MCUs get more powerful, and further blur the lines between them and SBCs you will see JS as a more viable option. I would say the big obstacle now is attitude; embedded programmers don't take JS seriously. Heck, they don't even take arduino very seriously. Looking at the site, it seems that j5 only runs on expensive corporate boards that nobody wants, and ardnuio ones that are too weak and don't have wifi, and nobody wants a usb tether. – dandavis Oct 16 '19 at 16:11

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