Lately I have been needing more flash space & CPU speed than the particle devices offer.
I have been messing with the ESP32 as that looks like it will suit me for the foreseeable future.
Working with the ESP32, and trying a few of the IDE’s out there its really a joke. None of them even have built in OTA like particle does. I’m like you make a dirt cheap fast wifi enable module and no one has taken the time to make it OTA out of the box… Just plain stupid!
I now realize that particle has pampered me over this past year. docs.particle.io, as far as I am concerned has one of the best online docs. What I like about it is how easy it is to find something, and even better they give you a snipped of code to get it going. Ya… there are guys on here moaning about things not working but 99.9% of that is because they just don’t take the time to read the docs first, and they cause their own problems and blame Particle. (sorry, just had to say it)
I enjoy coding with Particles Desktop IDE. I have come to trust both the hardware and the IDE.
Anyways, This whole time I keep thinking, man if just the particle team would adopt the ESP32 life would be great because they understand how to do it.