Tyler Larson of FlashCodesNY asked us whether we'd be interested to present and discuss Jangaroo on one of their weekly meetings in Manhatten. The event took place on Wednesday 17th of November in Manhattan, while Andreas and I were connected via live streaming from Hamburg. Well, our time zone offset is not really ideal for meetings in the late afternoon in New York, but with lots of coffee and adrenaline, we hopefully managed to give an exciting presentation of what Flash coders can do with Jangaroo.
After showing some general slides about Jangaroo, we went right into coding with the brand new Jangaroo version 0.7.12. Using IntelliJ IDEA 9 as the cockpit for development, we showed how to import and build a Jangaroo Maven project. Examples of Jangaroo-Flash projects were the well-known Box2DFlashAS3 Jangaroo port and a Jangaroo version of AS3 Lemmings.
In the session, there were many in-depth questions about how to debug Jangaroo code, how to use other IDEs, and many more, which indicated great interest in the technology.
For example, one very interesting new topic was whether multiple embedded Jangaroo "Flash objects" on the same page are possible and how they behave. The answer is yes, you can run many Jangaroo applications on the same page. Usually, all code is loaded directly into the page, leading to shared classes, but also to shared static variables. If this is not what you want, simply load each application in an iframe. A more elegant solution that shares code, but not state, would require changes in the Jangaroo Runtime.
Although only virtually present, we felt really welcome and were quite amused when we were asked the final question: "When was the last time you stayed up until 3 o'clock in the morning?"
Thanks FlashCodersNY, it was worth it!
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