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Back to Blog !

Posted on Sep 22 2008

Back in March 2007, I was lacking time to blog so I started the Haxe blog which was supposed to be a common blog for people using Haxe. But people in general prefer to blog on their own site so it was not a big success.

I was thinking coming back to my original blog on ncannasse.free.fr but the Wordpress system was really annoying me. One reason was the amount of spam I was getting in comments, which first lead me use manual approval, then crashed the MySQL table because there was too much of spam. One other reason was the release the new Haxe Wiki which powers http://haxe.org which had very good formating with real time preview (and is entirely written in Haxe).

Sadly, my Free.fr hosting didn't offer Neko hosting. But since Haxe 2.0 was just released and Franco Ponticelli added the Haxe/PHP code generator, I decided to give it a try. A few bug fixes later and I was able to run the Haxe blog system which was powering the old http://blog.haxe.org website.

But since I really wanted to get all the editing features of Haxe Wiki, I modified it so some parts of the Wiki can now be blogs, and so users can post comments in entries. It was pretty straightforward and I'm very happy with the result.

Of course Margaret, one of our web designers at Motion-Twin, insisted to make a specific style for the blog while I was about to just apply a hue filter to the existing Haxe Wiki style in order to change the colors. Thanks to her for the new style. It still needs a few fixes but should be ready by tomorrow.

Content of both my old Wordpress blog and my posts on the Haxe blog have been merged here. I hope to replace at some time http://blog.haxe.org with a merge of RSS of different blogs talking about Haxe, which will keep the spirit of what I was trying to do at first.

Also, since this website also has a Wiki engine, I hope to enrich it with some static content introducing different things I have been working on recently, as well as future projects notes.

I hope you'll enjoy this new version of the site !

Best,
Nicolas

12 comments
  • Sep 22, 2008 at 21:02

    Congratulations! Looks great and the auto-preview for comments is a very nice feature.

  • Sep 22, 2008 at 21:39

    Excellent, this is a great idea, as well as a good showcase for Haxe/PHP!

  • Sep 22, 2008 at 21:46

    Nice to see you back on blogging :)

    Now I'm only missing a RSS feed so I can add you to Google Reader.

    Thanks!

    Juan

  • Sep 22, 2008 at 21:48

    There's RSS Link in the menu on the right ;)

  • Sep 22, 2008 at 21:59

    Just a quick comment. The Path Trough Language Design... Er, trough is what horses and pigs eat out of. I think you need to add an 'h' in there ;-)

  • IanT
    Sep 22, 2008 at 22:00

    Good stuff. :-)

    Small typo - "The path 'trough' language design" should be "through". :-)

    Ian

  • Sep 22, 2008 at 22:12

    Ah! I assumed it wasn't because FF wasn't telling me so.

    You should add the proper tag on the header of the page. Something like this:

    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Nicolas Feed" href="http://ncannasse.fr/wiki/rss?path=blog" />

    Cheers!

  • Benjamin Dasnois
    Sep 22, 2008 at 22:26

    Good to see you back to blogging ! When will you release this fabulous piece of code ? ;)

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 09:26

    Thanks for the tip, I added the RSS header.

  • Philippe
    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:59

    Targetting PHP is a killer feature - this could really broaden haxe use.

    PS: the logo image has a color problem ;)

  • exint
    Sep 26, 2008 at 12:39

    I Would love to see this code released. Server side has been my biggest hang-up. Haxe 2.0 with php support, and then templo 2.0 have defiantly given me new hope, but my current task would be porting hxblog release 1.3 which you have already done!

  • Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
    Dec 27, 2008 at 16:11

    Awesome Nicolas. Do you plan on releasing the source code for this blog/wiki hybrid?

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