The first version of Pijin.net was built in a week.
The second version took over 6 months.
The third has taken 2 and half years so far.. and counting!
Pijin.net V2 went live.
It took me over 6 months to build it.. On the Flash timeline.. Nested code everywhere.. Globals. Nasty. Scary.
Started planning Pijin V3. Lots of feedback. Lots of ideas. Too many ideas.
Realized that it was completely impossible for me to build Pijin V3 at my skill level, or without the funding to put together a development team.
Continued planning and doing conceptual work.
Explored the possibilities of getting funding to hire experienced developers.
Joined Hello Computer to improve my skills and work in a team.
Started learning about Object Oriented Programming.
Wrote my first Class – an important step towards building V3!
Developed my first OOP project in AS2 using FlashDevelop and MTASC – another step closer.
Developed my first AS3 project – another step closer.
Developed my first PureMVC AS3 project – another step closer.
Developed my first fully deep-linkable AS3 project with PureMVC and SWFAddress – an interesting exercise.
Developed my first CodeIgniter PHP project – another step towards V3.
Developed a CMS with ExtJS and CodeIgniter – useful for Pijin V3.
Decided I was finally ready to start building V3 again.
Started working on Pijin on a more full time basis, reduced HC work to 2 days a week.
So, I’m back on track. There is still an insanely huge amount of work to do, but at least it’s work that I am finally capable of doing. I’m hoping to have the Flex prototype ready by December, and a public Beta by March 2009.