One of the main Developers of that actually have been to my facilities just recently, I know all about “pre-alpha” status, its actually a disclaimer so some asshole doesn’t think its finished, because its not, but the core functionality of how devices connect is.
That being said the other platforms and languages are what I stated, Raspberry pi’s and Tessel 2 and C.H.I.P. boards are first class citizens, all others are if they feel very compelled, IE, companies pay them flat out.
They will just continue to add compelling killer features that certain boards and hardware will not have otherwise until they do pay them, its quite crafty actually. For instance, no one else has a Neural Learning Networks for devices being one of them.
And to retort to your terrible analogy of a car salesman, is particle a car salesman? I thought they were the manufacturer and WE were the car salesman. That is a better structural model analogy don’t you think? And that being the case, yes, the manufacturer absolutely teaches the car salesman everything possible about the vehicle he will be selling, or he won’t be selling very many of them.
I think you have low expectations of companies responsibilities with their products, I for one have much higher expectations in all avenues of business process and systems management, maybe it’s because my industry is held under a microscope, and all my product have to be independently lab tested and ZERO tolerance on pollutants etc that I feel companies that offer hardware, should have all documentation and abilities for that hardware cleanly and easily available to their customer.
And they should strive to have more than the companies 5 years ago offered, especially with millions in funding, millions in funding buys alot of developers in Hong Kong and India. Alot. And when you take Venture Capital, you open yourself up to these sorts of gripes, since your funding is public knowledge, and some of the people on this board, have money in VC hedge funds that are invested in Particle, if not personally.
IF all particle is doing is partnering with the likes of Keurig to log the size of K-Cup used, such a waste of human ingenuity and money, effort, time. Keurig is a terrible company to partner with, they are directly responsible for more landfill waste in the last 5 years, than the previous 50 in the Coffee Inudustry, that is BAD, and no amount of smart devices will ever change or skew that fact.