Niner since 2014
Creating snippets in VS2013 (and other versions, no doubt) is as easy as highlighting the code and dragging it to the Toolbox. Then the reverse to use it later (drag from the toolbox to the code file).
Is it "IoT" because they couldn't make it "IoS" (Internet of Stuff) without confusing everyone?
Maybe a better name would be "The UniNet"
But would people confuse that with the *other" UN? And "TUN" would make many think of a giant barrel/container of beer.
"I wish this article had explained what IoT was; I've never heard of it."
Google (or Bing) is your friend. In a nutshell, it's an acronym for "Internet of Things."
What it is, in rough terms, could be termed Universal Connectivity of Devices, where a device is anything from a mousetrap to a clock to a chicken coop to a supercomputer.