Documentation for developers


#1

I'm an experienced developer, but with no experience of Smartthings development.

I couldn't find any specific Hubitat developer documentation, I assume because Hubitat is newish. From what I gather there is some compatibility with Smartthings Device Handler and SmartApp code. Is that correct?

What docs should I read to get up to speed?

And are there ways to debug code using Eclipse/IntelliJ?


#2

Yes

Reading up on their dev documentation is a great place to start.

Not worth the trouble in my opinion. While I use intellij for hub code development, I write drivers and applications using our built in code editor, as does the remainder of the engineering staff.


#3

One year later:
This is my first day and I don't know where to start.

Still no introductory documentation, one 'official' example app that throws errors when you try to save it, and the most comprehensive source of any info is the biggest competitor, but some of that info doesn't apply but there's no way to tell...

Writing code for Hubitat should be fun and easy for someone who has been programming since childhood, but something tells me that this is going to be more work than fun and the searching due to a dearth of centralized documentation and trial and error will turn off more new users than it'll keep.

I'll give it the old college try but my first impression is that learning the nuances of this system will be more of a PITA than it's worth.