What simulation environment are people using for RIOT development. I seem to remember there being work done with ns-3 and maybe even Cooja but I don’t remember the specifics or the state of that work. Are most people simply using the native port as their development platform?
Developing on real hardware is quasi-tolerable but working in a sim would make rapid iteration a bit more comfortable.
There are indeed porting efforts both simulation frameworks planned. Cooja is even an integral part of Phillip’s testing infrastructure afaik. But this is future talk. Currently we only support desvirt  for native .