I’m new to Smartthings and home automation. I’m a big fan, but think it’s got a long ways to being a mainstream product. I think it’s going to be critical to hide the complexity of the underlying code to get this to be a real consumer device. There isn’t quite enough flexibility out of the box yet. I still think I can make it work the way I want in the interim, if I don’t mind going outside my comfort zone and learning a little.
I’m not a developer by any means, although I’m not completely unfamiliar with hacking other people’s code to do what I want. In trying to get myself through some of the SmartApp programming though, I realize I’ve got some catch up to do. I’m curious what resources the community would suggest for a crash course in Groovy and probably more basically Object Oriented Programming. Any good recommendations out there aside from the codehaus tutorials? I’ve been through the workshop video, which was very helpful, and I’d like to see more of those! Anything else?