New app Virtual switch

Speaking of changes…SmartThings has announced that they will be discontinuing the Groovy cloud soon, so anything you created through the IDE, including your stockpiled virtual switches, will no longer work when that happens. In fact, the IDE itself will be going away.

The replacement for Groovy DTHs will be Edge Drivers, written in the Lua programming language, which will run on your own hub.

One community member has already created an Edge Driver to generate virtual devices, so many people have switched to that method.

Of course, Edge itself is still in Beta, so all Edge Drivers are in beta right now, but in terms of futureproofing, Groovy won’t be much help. :thinking:

Originally the Groovy cloud was supposed to be discontinued at the end of 2021. Obviously they missed that target and haven’t announced a new specific date, but the changeover is coming.

Official announcement (the topic title is a clickable link)


More about Edge:

FAQ: I have no idea what Edge is. Is that a new developer tool? (2022)

Edge Driver to create virtual devices for the new architecture: