OTA: PlatformIO and ESP8266

As my IoT odyssey continues to unfold I blogged about building the ESP8266 tool chain and creating NodeMCU firmware manually, etc. A colleague of mine asked me about an open source ecosystem which does all this for you with only a few key strokes: PlatformIO. A small team from the Ukraine is creating quite a splash in the world of IoT and micro controllers (read: embedded platforms) by centralizing and automating the required libraries and tool chains. Needless to say I want to try this out for myself and see…

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