In my experience, color neg is fairly straightforward. You need a water bath approximating 100-F, and the right chemistry, otherwise it's no different than b+w neg. (My experience was about 10,000 rolls of color neg developed in small tanks in nine years as an AP stringer. I could soup film while half drunk and three quarters asleep.) I did try slide film once or twice, but of course it's a little more particular about the details like exact times and temps.