When you building prototypes on protoboards you have to cut and strip a lot of wires. So is there a easier way to do it? Yes there are; Enamelled copper wire. Normaly used to wind coils and stuff.
If your solder temperture is over 350°C it will melt the insulation and tin-plate the wire and solder it to your protoboard. This will maker your jobb faster and easier
Spark Core is my favorite Arduino compatible microcontroller right now. With its ARM Cortex M3 processor and Texas CC3000 WiFi module. Not forgetting all the clever software.
It is a little powerhouse that will take your project to the IOT.