Author Archives: joa

Factory Reset

Leaving something behind you is never easy when you put your whole heart into it. Five years of Audiotool have shaped me, taught me and left their scars. As of November 2012 I am no longer involved in the project and wish the team all the best and success in pursuing the democratization of music […]

Continuous Deployment

Much has already been said about Continuous Deployment. Etsy made it famous once and we integrated our own solution about two weeks ago. The reason why I integrated it into our system was quite simple: the only person who could perform a deploy was me. This was hindering the rest of the team of course. […]

Collateral Damage

I am no longer committed to supporting any Flash related open-source projects. Here is why. When I started using the Flash Player it was quite easy to reach its limits. However you were able to get around those limitations with clever hacks and debatable optimization techniques. I was always keen to share my knowledge with […]

Project Hiddenwood

This years FOTB was special. At the end of my session I showed a sneak preview of project Hiddenwood. I demonstrated complete playback of Audiotool tracks on stage — in a browser. Now that does not sound too special… But then again, the playback was done using JavaScript only and calculated in realtime. Audiotool is […]

First look at Dart

In this post I want to give you a short introduction to Google’s new language called Dart. Personally I am quite disappointed that Dart looks a lot like Java 8 with some tweaks here and there. Although the language is in its early stages I wonder why pattern matching was not a top-priority to the […]