After a brief exchange of tweets with @jsmag I discover this web development ‘podcast’ : webdevgeekly.com, which appears to be run by the same people as jsmag.com. About 9 minutes into the following podcast there is a 2 minute discussion about JASPA. Conveniently just 24 hours after I rescued my site from a hardware crash.
I should clarify a few things for anyone listening:
1. I did get a rude email from Douglas Crockford, but not nasty or in any way aggressive. When I very politely asked for his opinion on the project he responded: “I don’t care for ActionScript“; No “hello”, no signature… Call me old fashioned, but I think that’s unnecessarily rude.
2. “I wonder how they’re doing parts of this” (Harmony and ECMA4 gets mentioned)
3. Providing libraries that ActionScript developers are used to – e.g.
I do attempt to follow AS conventions where possible. The
4. Finally to anyone who wants to try out JASPA, please bear in mind that it is a non-commercial project with a single developer who has a full-time job. The “they” is really a “he”. The compiler itself is a beta, and some of the API classes I’ve been putting together are somewhat alpha.