So I was sitting and wondering. What are the exactly advantages of using openhab? Why are you guys using openhab?
So I have started to prepare for using openhab, but before beginning I began asking myself crital questions (as I believe you should for every thing you do before you begin) and I actually sat and wondered: What are the advantages of openhab? Why not just program your own mqtt page and use a simple wifi-board/chip like the NodeMCU, which is much cheaper for instance. Obviously you would be able to just make that particular item host a simple web-server or use a mqtt-client app to connect to it and get control that way. I do believe it would be possible to connect multiple of these to the same website and boom, you got yourself something similar to openhab without having to use a device like for instance the Raspberry pi which uses a lot more power than a NodeMCU board does.
One reason I could come up with was the possibility to access it from outside the particular home-internet. But I am kinda at a loss at what other advantages openhab has?
So I just wanted to hear your guys thoughts and ideas as for, why you should use openhab over a much simpler mqtt or web-host setup?