Finally after a month and half, I have emerged from my coding cave.
I was completely immersed a the project up until its inevitable release into the world.
And late in the process, there was lots of scrambling and solving issues/blocks as always.
I was up late nights, spent little to no time gaming.
Maybe I should call it coding tunnel vision.
Thought about renaming this blog to 'coding by candlelight' but I see it was already used.
At the end of this long process, of course the deployment wasn't smooth.
One of the big lessons was more TESTing.
That one area that wasn't fully tested, that was ignored, it will come back to bite you for the smallest mistake, and it did.
There were atleast 3 bugs/problems in a section of untested code that delayed a fully working deployment. Despite being small and simple to fix, it took time.
So next time, put the time/emphasis needed on testing.
It's definitely a scary feeling having your creation, grown in a sterile and safe environment, unleashed into the open where chaos will reign and attempt to break it.
But at the moment, so far so good.
And although I am happy to move onto new work, I do look forward to going back and improving it soon.