Haxe Roundup № 358

by Skial Bainn published on

Welcome to the latest edition of the Haxe Roundup. Haxe is a high level, strictly typed programming language and cross-compiler.

News from the Community

News and Articles

The World Wide Haxe Conference 2016 crowd-funding campaign officially launched last week! The campaign currently stands at 21% funded!

It turns out that Structured Canvas Language, SCL, was created with using Haxe.

Nicolas’s first Friday live stream about the compilation server has been written up over on the HF blog, which is great, considering that the recording failed to save.

I’m particularly excited by this, Kevin has decided to start documenting UFront, the official Haxe web framework. Documentation is desperately needed for UFront and Kevin’s efforts are a great start. You can read the guides here.

Ohmnivore has published an updated to Peasant Knight, made with HaxeFlixel, over on TIGForums. Checkout the Flash or Windows demos, if your as bad as I am, you will die loads on level 1.

FlashDevelop and HaxeDevelop have released version 5.1.1, which contain minor changes and bug fixes.

The latest, ongoing, Kha examples by Lewis Lepton.

This week’s latest videos.

A few more updates from the community.


Job Offers

Previews, Demos & Snippets

Game releases

Some library releases

I’m particularly interested in quite a few library releases from the past week.

Carlos Ballesteros Velasco has released two libraries, haxe-ws 0.0.4 and haxe-crypto 0.0.3.

Haxe-ws provides WebSockets to every compiler target supported by Haxe.

Haxe-crypto is a port of Hurlant crypto to Haxe, bringing a pure implementation of the TLS 1.0 protocol, public and secret key encryption protocol and so much more. But it turned out that Haxe already had a port of ASCrypt available for the last year.

Brendan Graetz has created hxstructs, a collection of general purpose data structures and algorithms written in Haxe. It will be interesting to see how this library turns out.

If your writing externs for the Php target or just need native access, consider looking into Yaroslav Sivakov’s phpnatives library.

Asciiascetic has started Farcek, a small parser combinator library inspired by Haskell’s Parsec. Even though in the README it says “the library prioritizes for ease of use over performance”, it will be interesting to see how the library turns out and compares to others. There is an older, existing library, Parsex to consider.

Updates from the Haxe core

77 commits have been made to Haxe compiler in the last week.

  • Haxelib library install counter has been fixed.
  • Add socket_set_keepalive for Neko pull request merged.
  • Rewrite the Haxe pattern matcher pull request and ongoing discussion.
  • Use the path given in --display instead of Common.find_file result pull request. Of interest to IDE plugin authors.

You can start using the latest features by grabbing a nightly build of Haxe.

Have a good week everyone!