The Flash Player is to many of us developers a blackbox. We use it every day in our job but do not really know much about it. Of course we do not have to understand its inner workings but it is sometimes very interesting to know more a little bit about specific implementation details.
Category Archives: experiments
One of the biggest challenges when writing a program like JITB is to convert ActionScript to Java. There are major differences between ActionScript 3.0 and Java 1.6 which JITB currently targets. ActionScript 3.0 is a dynamically typed language with function closures. Furthermore it has native XML support, scope-changes, implicit getters and setters etc. The main [...]
I have demoed support for PixelBender shaders in JITB at the FOTB 2010 conference. It turned out that JITB can run PixelBender code really fast and well. I have demoed a Julia and Terrain raytracer which were both kindly contributed by David Lenaerts. I only showed the demos since I would have been running out [...]
This time recorded on Ubuntu. Did I mention 64bit already? Do not miss my session at FOTB for a live demo.
I am back home in Germany from my trip to San Francisco where I initially announced JITB at FITC. I did not expect it to get around that quickly and that a quick-and-dirty video filmed with my phone would get so much coverage. I want to put a lot of things regarding JITB in perspective [...]