on my personal blog, and occasionally on Flextras, I'll write up blog posts in response to user questions. This question just came in to our Flex Show account and I thought I'd do the same here:
Hi Jeffry and John, Why don't you guys start a new podcast about Haxe. Haxe seems to be the natural progression for any Flash/Flex developer that is looking for a future in a world without flash. And who knows - maybe there's gonna be a flex like comonent framework soon. .. You did such a great job with the flex show. It would be so cool if you could continue your great work. Haxe already has a great community and it will certainly grow. It just would be the perfect fit as there are so many similarities to the flex community and since Haxe supports multiple platforms there would be plenty of topics. Cheers Robin
First, I'm glad you think we did a great job with The Flex Show. It was a fun ride. But, I think there are plenty of reasons why I do not create a new podcast about Haxe. ( Caveat: I can't personally speak for John ). Here is a list of a few reasons why I do not create a Haxe podcast:
- The number of technologies that are "natural progressions" for Flash/flex developers are numerous. In the circles I run in; Sencha is the progression of choice.
- I am aware of Haxe, but don't know anything about it in detail. You could say I'm indifferent to it.
- A lot of folks--myself included--are dedicated to making Flex thrive in open source over at the Apache Foundation. Maybe no progression is needed needed just yet?
- It takes a lot of work to keep a podcast going as consistently as we did with The Flex Show. Our budget was 8 hours per episode. Do you want to fund that?
- Perhaps most importantly; I want a break from podcasting. It takes a lot of time and we were self-funded for the bulk of our run.
- If I were to have to move from Flex, I plan to focus my efforts on Native Mobile development because that is something that interests me.
If you want a podcast on Haxe; I suggest you create a podcast on Haxe. One of the most important things to keep you going---especially during the down times--is that you actually care.
If someone wanted to start a podcast on Haxe [or anything] and wanted to hire me as a consultant for training / mentoring in order to help them get started; I'd be more than happy to discuss.