Why DevHeaven?

Several years into the community showed pretty clearly that there is no place
solely dedicated to experienced devs, their needs and topics of interest.

What is DevHeaven?

DevHeaven is very focused on several topics not yet present in the community,
while not touching topics already being support very well by other community sites.

We fill a gap to improve the modding scene in the long run.

  • We work together with OFPEC. Several members are very active on both sites.
  • The BIKI is the place we merge our knowledge into,
    we are cooperating closely with the BIKI admins.
  • The DevHeaven site supports all ArmA releases and focuses on ArmA II and Operation Arrowhead (no OFP).
  • DevHeaven does not plan to do 1on1 question-answer/solutions forum support. http://www.armastack.info is the place to go for!
  • DevHeaven will not review missions, provide a download service, or conduct clan/league business, and will limit news to hosted projects only.
    There are the excellent sites of OFPEC, news websites which already do this job so much better.
  • DevHeaven provides arma project hosting to anyone for free.

Pretext

Many modders are creative people foremost. This means they are not into configs,
high level scripting, design, release process, tools to improve the result or
save time and many more topics.

From this baseline, we try to provide a, different, learning experience to improve
people's skill and therefore the quality of their work in the long run.

Vision

Every addon released follows a common standard to ensure better quality and
less hassle for all parties involved.

The whole concept is meant to involve all parties in all considerations done:

  • Devs/modders
  • Distributors
  • Server admins
  • Players
  • Leagues
  • MODs

Goals of DevHeaven

  • Improve the skills and knowledge of devs
  • Understand best practices
  • Improve addon quality
  • Develop and establish standards
  • Smooth the transition to A2
  • Simplify the creation of an addon
  • Simplify the release of an addon
  • Simplify the distribution of an addon
  • Simplify the usage of an addon
  • Simplify the update process of an addon

Realization

  • Brainstorm ideas & concepts in the DevHeaven Wave Forum
  • Document the results in the BIKI - Guides, tutorials, standards etc.
  • Develop tools to reduce time and effort and enhance the possibilities.
  • Develop addon and code templates to save time and improve the quality.
  • Try to get the results of any sort to become common practice in the dev
    community.

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