I was very happy to get the electron and try some cellular arduino action.
However it’s taken me 9 hours to get a project that I got working in 20 minutes on a normal arduino, still NOT working on the Electron.
I find the particle platform over-designed; or at least, with far too many dependencies.
The download-binary-from-web-UI and then
particle install --usb firmware.bin
takes too long.
Furthermore, as I understand it, the only way to actually compile anything locally is to use a docker instance. I tried, but it’s not working.
Or, other links seem to indicate something like this should work :
electron compile myApp.ino
but then that errors, so I look at the documentation, which tells me to check out the quickstart
which bafflingly is a node project, no .ino file.
Am I missing something ? Are others able to actually compile locally and for the Electron ?
Can someone edit, compile, and update in 1-2 seconds (like an arduino) vs 10-20 sec like on this platform ?
Or is fast compilation and iteration impossible on this platform?