Hi I am Simon,
I am starting my second company in my life. This time not alone. When mtasc was still new and haxe didnt exist, I was into actionscripting. In the days of the old browser wars, omg I sound like an old fart, flash was a sanctuary: program once execute on every browser. But I found actionscripting often still limited and was also into open source. This is what led me to mtasc, which was also way way more performant than macromedia’s compiler. And that led me to Haxe. Haxe was my salvation. Flash didn’t develop into the right direction imho, and later it got killed (out of its misery) by steve jobs. My old code in haxe still works. I didnt have to make a sudden switch. So haxe proved already its value to me. Now there is much more standard implementation between browsers, there is html5 and a lot more open source. Haxe isn’t a one man show anymore. So I am confident to keep using Haxe. There were times I didnt like the direction Haxe took, but it proved me wrong. My humble kudo’s to Nicholas in that matter.
I am having crazy fun in using Haxe for the js target in combination with JQuery and Node, in the past I have been using it for almost all other targets as well. I hope some day it wil be possible to have a tool that automatically ports C#, Java, PHP and JS E6 code to Haxe code, or at least generate externs for it. That would really make it more easy to move over to Haxe.
Anyways, I look forward interacting with fellow haxe coders.