Thanks for the feedback. A few more questions, please.
Go for Manual: How might one access their own gateway; IOW, no cloud?
claim via a CLI, Mobile, API: Why do I need to claim?
but not for Linux: I only have Linux. Instructions seem to omit options for Linux.
particle-cli: why a node.js cli? How is this different from regular terminal cli?
If the photon can only be compiled when connected to the particle.io servers then I am greatly disappointed with this product framework. Please tell me I’m wrong.