So I have a bunch of custom code I’ve written over the last few years. I am developing a system to manage a large number of short term rental properties (read: over 350 sites across the US).
I will NOT be migrating that code to the new API as it is defined today. Having to write code with JSON is absolutely the stupidest thing I have seen in a very long time. The program flow gets completely lost in the json syntax.
SmartThings/ Samsung- reconsider this because I am starting to look around for a different platform starting tomorrow. There are plenty of alternatives out there including some highly functional open source platforms that support much more local execution (local execution is preferable in many cases for speed, security etc. think detecting and acting on a broken water pipe when internet connectivity is poor).
So ether change this idiotic direction, or start sharing the long term vision where you will provide a developer tool that will generate this ugly syntax for us so we can write in a normal language.
Willing to sign an NDA. I’ll give SmartThings until the end of oct 2020 to respond to this post, otherwise I’m out.