Hello, I recently have been given the opportunity to build a website for a rather large and old company that is riddled with legacy code and technical issues.
When pitching the project to the head of the tech department, he said that his problem utilizing such cross-platform compiling languages is that if the produced code is not easily readable, and also not fixable on the top level, it can be very difficult to do bug fixes.
Personally, I have rarely had this issue with this in Haxe; typically I use Haxe as an auxiliary tool as opposed to the core tool of any software I am building.
Can anyone speak to the viability of using Haxe as a feasible replacement for a company that uses mostly ASPX/.NET? I’m not as familiar with .NET as I am with Haxe, however with Haxe, it seems fairly straightforward to get started building the back-end portion of a web application; the VP of tech mentioned .NET’s Web API, says he would prefer this over Haxe.
I don’t know enough about both platforms to really make an argument against his -however-, I can say that Haxe’s ability to build embeddable web applications with relative ease is a very attractive feature to me as a developer, and it seemed like this was the one thing about my presentation that was a hook for the VP of tech in regards to Haxe. In fact, many of their plans involve migrating existing Desktop applications into a Browser or Mobile app, this is something I also see Haxe being a strength for.
Anyways, to the point. How suitable is Haxe as an Enterprise Solution? Is it really on par with .NET or am I just talking out of my butt?