"It absolutely ... can help democratize software engineering to make it a little bit more like traditional software development," Rommel said.
But given how vast the IoT universe is becoming, Java won't be the only path to that goal, Rommel said. "It's still not going to be a fit for every project."
Eclipse's Skerrett acknowledged as much and said the organization plans to come out with IoT implementations for other languages, too.
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