- Look under the hood to get an idea of how things work
- Use the latest version from the GitHub (as the SWCs are not rebuilt after every fix)
- Make changes to some of the APIs very quickly
None of this is possible if you’re using the precompiled SWCs. On the other hand, project compilation takes a little bit longer. Luckily, if you’re one of the many Starling/Feathers developers who use IntelliJ IDEA then there’s an easy way to achieve faster compilation times while having the ability to browse and edit the sources.