We will start off with, probably, the most important news from this week, that Haxe
3.2.1 has been released and is now available for download. Andy Li has tweeted the official, alternative ways you can install Haxe through some of the various package managers, homebrew and chocolatey, for example.
With the latest release of Haxe
3.2.1, there have been a bunch of HaxeLib updates and releases, here are a few:
3.0.25, a set of externs for pixi.js
0.0.3, a basic math expression parser and evaluator.
0.2.0, which provides bindings and tools to use meteor.js with Haxe.
0.2.0, a set of externs and tools to use Facebook’s React with Haxe.
Hxmeteor has been created and used by Tiago Ribeiro for Haxe Resource, which “is meant to aggregate documentation, tutorials and articles related to Haxe, its a community oriented site like a wiki but tailored for this specific case with its own features”, which was announced over on the mailing list.
React is the newest Massive Interactive library to be released, created by Philippe Elsass, which provides WIP “externs and tool functions leveraging Haxe’s excellent type system and compile time macros to offer a strongly typed language to work with the increasingly popular React library”, which was announced on the mailing list. It also comes with its own todo-app.
Brendan also has added Haxe as an option to Khan Academies Mobile Code Sharing Strategies at Khan Academy: A Comparative Analysis Google document. It might have sparked some interest in Khan Academies lead mobile developer, Andy Matuschak.
Yaroslav Sivakov has released NanoFL
.xfl and so much more.
If you’re more comfortable with a Ruby like syntax, checkout Raxe, which “compiles to Haxe without any performance penalty and runtime library”. Recent updates to Raxe include multiple types in a module, Ruby like
case when and more, which you can checkout yourself in the newest sample. Also, Raxe can be built with its own build file, called a Raxefile.
Raxe also has a new, official syntax highlighter as a Atom.io plugin created by its author Tomas Slusny. The reason for the new syntax plugin?, the original plugin author, Axel Anceau has forked Raxe because of a difference of opinion in how the language should progress. The fork is called Lexah.
Cheeses of Mexico, have open sourced their game, mexicombat onto GitHub, created with OpenFL, HaxePunk and Sfxr, which is a “Fighter game in Haxepunk for the upcoming EP release for cheesesofmexico.com”.
This week we have two videos to checkout.
- OpenFL extension for RFID Phidget EventDispatching from a Native Extension by Patrick Gutlich.
- Quake 3 BSP maps with Octree by Luis.