packaged or learn everything from scratch?
what functionality do I need?
easy of programming
availability and active support forum..
I am more heavily biased toward hardware and my limited experience has been PIC oriented. I was very excited to find this design this morning.... only to find that I was 2 days too late to get the last one. They are not available unless I wanted to start from scratch... UGGGG! Go out for a board order for a couple hundred bucks... parts order with minimums... hand soldering for hours.... upgrade to a programmer that can handle dsPICs.. just to see if I can handle it.
Someone please tell me that this is only because a new one is coming. Or at least that a new run is planned. Finding a useful mini webserver has been a challenge. There seems to be so much need for one that is easily usable and reasonable capable at a decent price. Why has this one been discontinued after what seems to be such a short run?
I would love to be told that the reason is because XXX device just came out and that is the direction everyone is heading.
A little comfort would be greatly appreciated about now.