For some time I had not used ArcGIS and I getting myself acquainted with the newer versions. Last time I had used 10.1 and now I am using 10.4.1. I had created some simple Python add-ins with the help of the addin assistant. Now, I started to create Python add-ins again and I am re-doing what I had done but with the newer version.
I find the documentation of the newer version of ArcMap still points to the same add-in assistant that I used 3 years ago. I did not find new functionalities despite the fact that making modifications to the addin was quite cumbersome in cases like adding buttons, renaming the classes, etc.
Is there any reason why this tool has not been updated?
Is there a new tool that I am not aware of perhaps?
Is this because of ArcGIS Pro?
Are Python add-ins not so much used now?
I read that Python is closing the gap with relation to ArcObjects, but making customizations with .Net still seems to me a better approach, am I wrong?