You can enter command line arguments for use in your IoT application. This provides you with a simple way to input arguments for your code to use. For example, if you have a temperature monitoring application, you can type an argument like -f or -c and have your program change its output to Fahrenheit or Celsius accordingly.
Use the setup tool to flash the latest firmware on the Intel® Edison development board via a convenient wizard. The setup tool also lets you enable SSH and Wi-Fi* connectivity to your board, as described in the following steps.
Choose and install the integrated development environment (IDE) to program your Intel® Edison board.
The Intel® XDK provides a quick and convenient way to create a serial or SSH session with your board without requiring a separate terminal emulator. This feature gives you command line access to a wide range of functionality useful to any serious developer, such as: