Archive for the ‘HAXE’ Category

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Drew Cummin’s FOAM is a great flash as3 2d physics package that can be integrated quickly and get started with realistic physics in 2d flash apps and games. I have been playing with this since FOAM’s release last week and putting together some tests to show, comparing with APE and really looking forward to polygonal labs Motor Physics to add there.

Three excellent physics engines (FOAM, APE and Motor Physics) for flash in AS3 already. Basically at flash9 player/avm2 market saturation (it is now available to develop on in over 94% of market) is showing the power of the ES4/Javascript2 based Actionscript3 language and how it is inspiring developers to new levels of interest/inspiration. Then again haXe can target them all but I digress.

FOAM was recently released but the author Drew Cummins is showing very good support for the toolkit and released a plethora of goodins to support this great kit, bug fixes, samples, docs and some realistic physics demos as well as in depth walkthrough of creating a force generator and comparison of the Euler and RK4 equations used in that process and their differences (Euler being less correct due to the factors of the platform and intervals and environment, RK4 more correct but more expensive to run)

If you are developing realistic physics in flash games or apps this toolkit is a great source of inspiration.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007


Haxe
is a very interesting project that is a scripting language that can create SWF for Flash.

Haxe has now added Flash9 Assembler library called hxASM and released version 1.1.4 that includes performance updates for Flash9 SWFs compiled using Haxe scripting.

I have to compile SWFs dynamically right now in a service and this is a very attractive solution with the new version and the performance improvements. Previously there was some slow down and only static content really worked well but if this is equal or a 30% improvement that is excellent.

Flex 2 can also compile at the command line you can compile flash9 swf with or without the flex2 libraries, when using mxml the flex libraries are included which add 100k or so minimum. It is not required to compile with flex 2 libraries though.

Flex 2 command compiler options

Haxe command compiler tutorial

Using Haxe with Flex 2

Using Haxe hxASM

Full Haxe API (includes all flash libraries)

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Open Source Flash Conference – June 15th UPDATE(Change In Time)

The second Open Source Flash Conference will be held on June 15th. The conference will start by 11:00 am Eastern Time. This conference is completely free and to attend you only need a computer , the internet and flash installed on your computer.

http://osflash.org/blog/2007_06_12_open_source_flash_conference_-_june_15th

**Recorded Sessions**

Aral Balkan – Keynote Speech
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p53406718/
Ralph Hauwert – Papervision 3D
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p83105421/

Aral Balkan – SWX
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p62103321/
Nicolas Cannasse – Haxe Programming Language
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p22188329/
Firdosh Tangri – ASWing Component Framework
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p20838194/
John Grden – The Red5 Project
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p20388149/
Igor Costa – Flex Applications using Flex 2 SDK and Granite Data Services and Conclusion
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p19208031/
Special Drum Solo – John Grden
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/p38865264/

Session Details

Session : 22
Start Time : 06/15/2007 10:00 AM
End Time : 06/15/2007 4:26 PM
Number of Attendees : 838
Peak : 256

Polls

How do you rate this conference
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/admin/meeting/sco/reports/sco/polls/poll-answer-distribution?interaction-id=6712579&sco-id=6438511
How good was John’s Drum Solo
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/admin/meeting/sco/reports/sco/polls/poll-answer-distribution?interaction-id=6713919&sco-id=6438511
Are you more design or development oriented?
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/admin/meeting/sco/reports/sco/polls/poll-answer-distribution?interaction-id=6713995&sco-id=6438511
You are using recently mostly…
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/admin/meeting/sco/reports/sco/polls/poll-answer-distribution?interaction-id=6714276&sco-id=6438511
ASWing
https://breeze.itap.purdue.edu/admin/meeting/sco/reports/sco/polls/poll-answer-distribution?interaction-id=6715098&sco-id=6438511