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By adoconnection
#57919 Hello everyone!

I recentry started exploring the world of ESP8266.
NodeMCU is great, but delivering lua code to esp is a pain.

I want to start new project – online IDE which will be able to update code on one or group of devices.
What do you think of it?

This tool will hel you to
  • edit end deploy code over the internet, no uart required
  • see device output and online / offline status
  • safely add startup tasks
  • update device when it wake up from deepSleep

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By adoconnection
#58208 Hello everyone!

So here is early stage prototype: http://espsky.com

File editor:
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Device output:
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Setup:
1. Create new build at https://nodemcu-build.com/
Master branch. Required modules: cjson, crypto, file, http, mqtt, node, websocket,wifi

2. Flash it to your ESP8266.
3. Using any file uploader tool upload following files:
http://espsky.com/resources/setup/init.txt as init.lua
http://espsky.com/resources/setup/uplink2.txt as uplink2.lua

4. If you connect to your ESP over uart you will see setup wizard. Do not count on it too much :)

-OR-
execute lines:
Code: Select allsettings = {}
settings.data = {}
settings.data.wifiName = "yourWIFIname"
settings.data.wifiPassword = "yourWIFIpass"
settings.data.deviceToken = nil
jsonString = cjson.encode(settings.data)
file.open("config.json", "w")
file.write(jsonString)
file.close()
node.restart()


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By marcelstoer
#58244 A good idea. https://github.com/haroldmars/nodelua attempted the same or something similar a long time ago but it never took off.

For it to gain the trust of the community the code would have to be open-source, though.