What language does Hubitat use?

Answered by Tom Adger

Hubitat uses the Groovy programming language as the primary language for developing apps and rules. Groovy is a powerful and flexible programming language that is based on Java. It is designed to be easy to learn and read, making it a popular choice for scripting and automation.

If you are not familiar with coding or the Groovy language, don’t worry! Hubitat provides resources to help you get started. They have excellent tutorial videos that walk you through the basics of creating apps and rules. These videos cover everything from setting up your development environment to writing code and testing it on your Hubitat hub.

In addition to the tutorial videos, Hubitat has an active and helpful community. The forums are a great place to ask questions and get assistance with your coding needs. The community is very welcoming and supportive, and they are always willing to help newcomers learn and understand the intricacies of the Groovy language and Hubitat’s app and rule development.

Personally, I have found the Hubitat community to be a valuable resource when it comes to learning and troubleshooting. Whenever I have encountered an issue or had a question about Groovy or Hubitat’s programming model, I have been able to find answers and guidance from fellow community members. It’s a great feeling to know that there are people out there who are willing to share their knowledge and help you succeed.

As you dive into learning Groovy and developing apps and rules for Hubitat, it’s important to be patient with yourself. Coding can be challenging at times, and it may take some trial and error before you get things working exactly as you want. But with the resources available and the support of the community, you’ll be well on your way to creating powerful automations and customizations for your Hubitat hub.

To summarize, Hubitat uses the Groovy programming language for app and rule development. If you’re new to coding or Groovy, don’t worry! Hubitat provides tutorial videos and a supportive community to help you learn and succeed. Remember to be patient and take advantage of the resources available to you. Happy coding!