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A Beginner's Guide to Hacking Haxe Macros

Jun 13, 2016 #Haxe#Macros#Development

Haxe macros are described on Haxe's website as "the most advanced feature of Haxe." But the topic is vast and complex. Even with the excellent set of macro examples in the Haxe cookbook, it can be daunting just to grasp the subtlties of working with macros. This article aims to give you the tools,... continue reading

Less Glue via Haxe Macro Lazy Props

Mar 18, 2016 #Haxe#Macros#Development

As programmers, we're well aware of the dangers of singletons and static access. But, lazy programmers (which are the best kind!) will often resort to them because they're so convenient to use! However, through the power of Haxe macros, we can avoid excess glue logic and succinctly declare all our dependencies. ... continue reading

Haxe Notes For ECMA Coders: Object Literal Notation

May 16, 2015 #Development#Haxe#OpenFL#JavaScript

ECMAScript programmers (JavaScript, ActionScript, etc) are familiar with writing object literals in JSON notion. This appears to work in Haxe, but you'll quickly run into pitfalls and type issues. A bit of background about the Haxe type systm will help you avoid a lot of frustration.... continue reading

Can OpenFL Recapture The Magic of Flash?

Oct 15, 2014 #Actionscript#Flash#Development#Code+Art#Haxe#OpenFL

The recent blog post about how Flash Pro is trending toward exporting to various platforms in combination with OpenFL's related latter got me thinking -- just what made Flash such an awesome creativity platform? And how... continue reading