forum > Some Newbie to Haxe Questions
Ewan Grantham May 20 at 19:26
Have developed in C++, PL/SQL, AS3, and a little Java and Python before, but for my latest project I decided I wanted to go with one of the newer "write once, target many" environments that seem to be cropping up.
A couple folks over at Hacker News suggested Haxe, and I have been trying to read through the documentation here and on the web, but still find my head spinning a bit. For example, have I missed it or is there not a simple "Hello World" example anywhere?
Perhaps covering the project I have in mind will help with suggestions. I am working on a Visual Novel (multi-path "adventure" game with graphics, music, sound effects, voice files, and minimal animation). My one public AS3 game is in the same genre though was simpler in scope and didn't have room for the voices (College Romance - which can be found at Newgrounds and other sites).
For this purpose, I am looking to target Windows and Android for sure, and possibly do Flash and Linux releases as well.
Given all this, I'm gathering I might be best to start with the NME toolchain. If so, it appears to suggest using FlashDevelop. But I'm wondering if echlix would be better given my targets?
All assistance gratefully appreciated!
Justin L Mills May 20 at 23:31
FlashDevelop is what most NME users are using then Xcode for the iphone final stage.
So I have to suggest starting with FlashDevelop since its the most used by NME developers is the best advise I can offer, if you want to get used to hxml haxe commands then textmate is a good approach on mac.
You can use commercial alternatives such as fdt or intelij but they are both eclipse based and I am not a fan of eclipse although they are both providing some good tools now.
if your a haxe developer you will probably end up using several editors everybody seems to have a favorite.
There are loads of options my current preference are probably...
Linux Monodevelop ( like flashdevelop ) / SublimeText ( like textmate ) / gedit ( Jan has just released some externals so maybe good ) ... not too sure.
But it's your choice you could just use notepad++ and terminal or vi.
Vjekoslav Ratkajec May 21 at 09:01
There are HelloWorld samples: