So if you don't know what Particle.io is, I highly recommend that you go and check it out now. It's a powerful, cloud-based environment for programming their exceptionally powerful microcontroller boards in any easy to use fashion, that will be familiar to any Arduino user. But the beauty of Particle.io is that not only can you program firmware and send firmware updates OTA, but you can monitor device logs, webhook integrations, and much more. Now this is all well and good, but it's tied to their Photon (Wi-Fi) and Electron (3G) boards. But no more! earlier in November, Particle announced their intention to bring their fantastic cloud platform capabilities to the world's most popular microcomputer; Raspberry Pi. By downloading the Particle agent to your Raspberry Pi, you can terminal level CLI interaction, as well as all of the cloud-side functionality, in the easy to use Wiring abstraction for C++.
While Particle has only released Beta testing to small numbers of customers so far, an open launch isn't too far away. And you can bet when it does go public, we'll have tutorials and projects ready to go!
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