Forgot about this. :/

This blog is idle since 2017. I was busy, but I’d like to use it more often though. What now?

When I started this blog back in 2007, I was already working as a Flash / ActionScript freelancer for years (started with Flash 4 in 1999). So this blog seemed a good solution:

Since I’m always confused where I’ve read an interessting article, some funny stuff or made myself a quick note within my sourcecode I decided to set up this small blog simply to collect such informations in one place. I try to avoid wasting time searching through the entire internet again and again.

(About page)

But after founding my own company Bayer und Preuss GmbH and therefore working and sharing as a group, I forgot step by step to use this blog as a personal, tech related notepad.

These days, most popular frameworks (e. g. react, react-native, electron…) provide very sophisticated documentations and guides, Github hosts everything, Google is really good at finding solutions and tech changes are fast anyway.

So what about all these outdated informations here? Many links to different sites don’t exist anymore. Flash is dead – literally. It’s gone, except AIR. I use Haxe or TypeScript on a daily basis for complex web applications, e-learning development and our very own authoring tool. All techniques provide their own communities and so I guess I’ll just start posting links to cool people and content again. Just for me?

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WWX2015 Talk – The MOKICK Story

The World Wide Haxe Conference 2015 (WWX2015) is already over but had and huge impact on my understanding of the whole Haxe community. It was great to meet the people behind online avatars, talk to some of the super nerds and happily acknowledge that all of them are kind, helpful and good looking. 😉

I love the fact that Haxe can be used just as the perfect OOP-JavaScript alternative by “normal” web developers as well as (from my point of view) “hardcore” hardware near game developers for consoles.

We at Bayer und Preuss started using Haxe to target JavaScript and ActionScript in the first place, but now it’s obvious, that there are so much more benefits for our future. So we decided to tell our little story and future plans at the conference and share it with you. I’ll add the video and a transcript as soon as possible, but for now, here are my slides:

UPDATE – Video online:

Open slides in new window or just click through these:

Hamaluik – Creating a Code Profiler in Haxe Using Macros

Great read if you’re into Haxe macros:

Haxe macros are said by many to be “black magic”, and in some ways they are—macros in Haxe are actual Haxe code (rather than macros in C/C++ for example, which are just fancy pre-processor directives). Macros are undoubtedly the most advanced feature of Haxe and probably the hardest to grasp, however I think a major reason for that is a lack of really solid documentation on the subject. To me, the Haxe docs regarding macros are somewhat obfuscated and leave something to be desired, and unfortunately there’s not a lot of other resources online. This is what led me to embark on my own journey of learning Haxe macros, and hopefully starting to shed a little more light on their mystery.