Getting into the fascinating world revolving around the Internet of Things paradigm, requires some initial preparation in terms of knowledge. After that, you have to constantly top your think-tank with more and more of it. Here is what I consider useful in regards to the never ending activity of learning.
Yesterday I have had my hands on ContikiOS and my first impression is really great. Contiki is an open source, highly portable, multi-tasking operating system for memory-efficient networked embedded systems and wireless sensor networks. It is designed for microcontrollers with small amounts of memory in mind.
If you are fond of prototyping, you are probably reading this article just out of curiosity – I truly believe you already have an Arduino of any kind at your work plot. If you do not, you can use this guide to find out how to get started with Arduino – easy and quick.