After 2-3 years of delaying, shouting, ranting and raving.
I’ve finally accepted that I’m going to have to use flex, not that bloated flex builder, but the flex commandline compiler.
It seriously feels like I’ve went back 4 years, back at uni, using javac and gcc, using emacs, build scripts. How 90′s, how ugly, how unintuitive, how lacking in grace,
Kinda feels like a step back from the warmth of the Flash IDE’s womb, boy what an ide that was, how ground breaking, but that’s products done, no more, inappriorate, obselete now, onto the next…
I’m sorry flash, I simply can’t justify us developing together anymore,
Bye bye Flash, thanks for all the Iru bru, it’s been good times,
remember winning “dare to be digital”, winning against the odds with those 4 damn artists and just you and me to do the code,
and “colin and cumberland” missing out on that bafta by a hair’s width that was a fun introduction to working life,
all those games we made for CBBC’s, that damn balamory karaoke, lip syncing all those songs for days on end, what about Raven, Bitesize, Webwise, and a hundred and one widgets and gadgets,
into the hole of jam, the year that never was,
and the laments and trials of the many video players application me and you made over the years, alas their brother iPlayer ate them all,
but I’m now sleeping with your sister Flex because not I don’t love you anymore it’s because she’s Cooler than you, and that way everyone looks at me when were together,
hope you understand,
So I present with much joy and the happiness of the first new thing i’ve learnt in ages my first flex compile, hacked from the AS3Flex2b3StarterFiles I found on an trek of the internet-> prepare to be amazed, source