haXetastic

haXe is fantastic! The language has some very nice features like type inference which I don’t want to miss anymore. Even better, the compiler is lightning fast and will provide you almost instantly with compiler errors, so fixing your code becomes a short and sweet procedure. There are also libraries available for writing ABC byte code or PixelBender assembler directly in haXe. Isn’t that nice ?

The only problem right now is the lack of a full blown IDE for haXe. I love FlashDevelop and use it every day. Unfortunately the auto completion for haXe in FD3 is somewhat in an experimental stage and goes crazy for classes with type parameters. Hopefully this will be improved in a future release. But otherwise the work flow is very nice and I’m currently porting my open-source libraries to haXe.

4 Comments

  1. Awesome! :D

    There are plugins for Eclipse and Geany (on Linux), though I also hope that FD3 brings better support soon.

  2. yes, for eclipse there is “eclihx”. hope it doesn’t die like EcliHaXe and the other one. I also can’t use the haXe plugin for FD2 because somehow the list components in FD have awful redrawing problems in vista.

  3. Hi Michael, and thank you for the nice comments about haXe ;)
    People are currently working on getting full haXe support in FD3. Not sure when it will be ready, but hopefully soon ;)

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