My Experience With Crank

I recently had the opportunity to use Crank Storyboard and wanted to share my experience.

First of all, the Crank team members who helped me get going were a joy to work with. They were responsive, helpful, and you can tell they really believe in their product.

The workflow with Storyboard is very intuitive. The hierarchy of Screens, Controls, and Render Extensions doesn't take long to get hang of.

My favorite thing about Crank is the choice to use Lua as the language for scripting functionality in the UI. Where other GUI frameworks use bespoke languages specifically created for their tools, Crank uses Lua. Lua is an already-established language that is simple yet powerful and genuinely fun to write. People with any scripting experience in languages like JavaScript or Python should be able to pick it up no-problem. If your team has no GUI development experience at all, I think Crank is one of the fastest tools to learn.

Overall, Crank has a great product and a great team around it. If you need to get something put together fast using tools that developers enjoy, Crank is a great choice.



  • Thanks for the feedback Michael, it was a pleasure working with you as well!

  • Thank you, Michael. I hope to work with you again sometime in the near future. 


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