4/19/2017: Product Development Devices
As a firmware engineer building a Particle product, it is important that you can rapidly iterate on new device firmwares, while still simulating the behaviors of production devices deployed in the field. Development devices allow you to do just this.
Development devices are special kinds of product devices marked specifically for internal testing, separate from the production fleet. Development devices are prevented from receiving any automatic product firmware updates from the Particle cloud. These devices will ignore both released product firmware as well as any firmware version it has been locked to run.
Mark a device as a development device in the Console, specifically on your product's devices view:
Once you mark a device as a development device, you will see it marked with a special icon in the "Firmware" column:
For more info, check out the guide on Development Devices