Haxe javascript-neko IDE

09.29.2013 3125 0

For now about 8 years, I work with Flash Devleop which is, IMHO the best editor for Flash and Haxe projects on Windows (I haven't tried another ones because I never needed to use another technology than Haxe since about 2006 )
I'm personally satisfied with Flash Develop but it runs only on Windows and yesterday, I read a thread on the Haxe mailing list about the next Haxe IDE in plan and, havning heard Nicolas Cannasse talking about a Javascript IDE some mothes ago in a meeting, I couldn't resist to give a try to a HTML-Javascript-CSS-NekoVM Haxe IDE.

Nothing spectacular here, just a Neko server that handles Haxe's remoting requests using HttpConnection (process a call to haxe compiler that gives the completion - see Haxe Display for more details.
Then a client side written in Haxe too, and targetting Javascript (a HTML shell and, of course, a CSS written using HSS...)
All that gives a good results as you can see here
It's about 200 lines pure haxe code, without any external library, targetting the NekoVM and Javascript and tested only on Google Chrome. (available on all OS...)

I know many javascript WYSIWYG text editor exist but, as I rewrote all from scratch, I started with a empty div container with the new HTML5 contenteditable attribute, implemented some basic behaviour, as tab key pressed, dot and parenthisis remoting call to display, and maybe insert, the "next keyword"...
For now, it's just as it, but seeing the good results that all that gives me, I'll try to improve that and maybe work on that "project" when I've time, so I'll try to update the link.

I've had also a nice trip some mothes ago about the Start page plugin for Flash Develop
So much fun...


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