Hello dear people,
I’d like to take the opportunity of my move to openFL / Haxe from ye olde Air / AS3 workflow to ask a few questions of people who have already more experience:
I am basically a one man company and in all the years I always specialized in custom solutions and non-commercial apps for artists, museums etc.
One reason that I never really left the Air “ecosystem” was the pragmatic approach to keep developement time and bureaucracy as small as possible to be able to produce quickly so that the price would also be acceptable for clients.
Most projects never needed a lot of modern bells and whistles that native or more advanced frameworks would provide so Air was in 90% sufficient.
Now after a few days with Haxe / openFL i get the same feeling that I had before with some other frameworks:
There are so many dependencies that it feels hard to keep up with the demands of a constantly changing system in order to have a reliable workflow. ( Android SKD, xCode, npm, haxe, openfl etc. want to be maintained )
I guess that this is no problem for a smaller company with specialists for various fields who are taking care of maintenance but for single freelancers it feels a bit overwhelming, so that a lot of time seems t be going into debugging an environment instead of actual production time.
Any thoughts on that?
Do other freelancers have the same thoughts / issues?
Or does it just simply get better with time?
Thanks for all input.