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 !