I’ve been building a project with an Oak that I got via a Kickstarter, and ultimately I’m pretty disappointed. In short, I’ve found it to be unreliable with respect to flashing new code. About half the time there is an error in pushing new code to it, and I’ve had to reboot it into safe mode (ie: reset to factory defaults) at least a dozen times in the past 2 days. So, at the core, it’s unreliable and frustrating.
I’m considering switching to a Photon. It’s annoying as I’ve been soldering together a protoboard that fits perfectly with the Oak (a DIY shield, basically) and I’ll have to redo all that work, but I’m willing to do it if the underlying platform turns out to be more stable.
So, my basic question is: HONESTLY - How reliable is the Photon? I’m not looking for fanboy gushing here. Just honestly think about how often you have trouble with it, or you have to reboot it, or it won’t accept code, or other “WTF!?!” kind of situations you get into. For example, my Arduino Uno is rock solid. How does the Photon compare with that?