I presume for Azure Sphere i need to use Microsoft Azure. I have used Azure before but am not using it right now.

I have decide to do some reading about IoT with microsoft.


coincidentally, few days ago i borrowed a Windows 10 IoT book from library hence i spent the day flipping through it. It gives me the impression that i need to use IoT Hub. From my last experience, the most difficult thing with Azure, other than the documentation that is like a maze, is its unpredictable pricing. I haven't been able to calculate and predict its pricing the last i used it. I am also reading about OTA https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-sphere/deployment/deployment-overview and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-sphere/deployment/deployment-concepts , and although the latter is detailed, i am still unsure if IoT hub is the only way i need to go about using Azure Sphere. I will leave the discovery to much later.


The other book i borrow is about MEAN stack, and i am specifically attracted to possibility of using it to build my own javascript powered IoT data platform. Although i have not even completed chapter 1, it gives me insight to browse online and found some mean stack IoT resources. i put in down here in reference




[1] https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Internet-Things-Charles-Bell-ebook/dp/B01M5HFSXH/ref=sr_1_20?keywords=windows+10+iot&qid=…

[2] MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node.JS Fundamentals https://www.amazon.com/MongoDB-Express-Angular-Node-js-Fundamentals/dp/1789808731#customerReviews


[1] https://www.hackster.io/Shivamgautam/city-weather-station-with-personal-iot-cloud-mean-stack-0f1942

[2] JWORKS stairway to health and its github  https://github.com/ordina-jworks