I was there with my Silex Labs crew who organized it. We had a great time and it was a very positive vibe. Our story on it is here.

Haxe right now is at a crossroad. It’s mature enough as a technology to go mainstream, and I think the market is ready for it.  Client platforms are very uncertain at the moment. Haxe is not cross-platform. However it is platform independent, meaning that it’s not bound to ios, android, html, etc. , so moving from one platform to another is much less painful than for example an xcode/objective-c/ios project. This makes it very interesting for software shops around the world.

However it needs to attract some big companies to help get it polished enough to not scare people away. Things are moving in the right direction, but the documentation, tooling, communication are sorely lacking. If it had to come under one umbrella term, I think the “developer experience” is not nearly as good as it could be.

I don’t myself sell much Haxe projects, though as a co-founder of Silex Labs I take an interest in it and do some open source work with it. I would like to do more. Right now I’m working on a big PHP project for an international organization, but change is good!

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