In this position paper, we discuss our experiences with a
lightweight Web of Things (WoT) toolkit and use those
experiences to explore what an effective WoT toolkit looks like.
We argue that while the WoT community has experimented, like
us, with a variety of toolkits, it hasn’t yet found one that appeals
sufficiently to a broad range of developers. This failure, we
believe, is hindering the adoption of the WoT and the growth of
the community. We conclude the paper with a set of open
questions, which, although not exhaustive, are aimed at opening
up a community discussion on the needs of developers and how
best the community can meet those needs and so further the
adoption of the WoT. In essence, we believe that the time may be
right to begin to agree on some basic functionality and approaches
to WoT toolkits.