Josh Tynjala is creating open source projects for ActionScript developers
19

patrons

$687
per month
Hi, I'm Josh Tynjala, and I'm the creator of open source projects like Feathers UI and the ActionScript & MXML extension for Visual Studio Code.

Open source has been a huge part of my career. In the past, I worked at Yahoo, and I helped build their open source "Astra" AS3 and Flex components. I also released a number of custom Flex components that I developed in my free time, like flextreemap and flexwires. I've even contributed to the compilers in Apache Flex and Apache Royale to make them better! My best work comes from helping other developers get their projects done faster with high quality components and tools.

Feathers

Feathers started out as simple mobile UI components that I needed for some casual games that I was developing with Adobe AIR for iOS and Android. This was before Stage 3D, when AIR on mobile was still brand new. When Stage 3D and Starling Framework were introduced, I redesigned those components to take advantage of the GPU, I open sourced them, and Feathers was born. Since then, it has expanded from simple buttons, toggle switches, sliders, and lists into a huge collection of components for building complete apps on mobile, desktop, and even smart TVs.

Patrons get look behind the scenes at the newest components and features coming to future versions of Feathers, as they're still in development.



ActionScript/MXML in Visual Studio Code

Adobe no longer updates Flash Builder, and the latest version isn't particularly stable anymore. While ActionScript and MXML support continues to be maintained in IntelliJ IDEA, there hasn't been a lot of new development lately. Newer SDKs, like the Feathers SDK and Apache Royale, require special workarounds and extra configuration to work. We deserve better.

That's why I started working on an ActionScript & MXML language extension for Microsoft's popular (and open source!) Visual Studio Code editor. I believe that it's now up to the community to ensure that we continue to have a modern development environment for ActionScript that supports all of the SDKs and features that we use today to build our projects.



When I work on Feathers, my main editor is now Visual Studio Code. I use my extension every single day so that the needs of real-world projects are driving its development. Additionally, multiple developers contributing to Apache Royale use the extension to work on the Royale framework and components. Here's what Harbs had to say about the extension:



As a patron, your contribution will support continued development of this VSCode extension, and I will share exclusive, early previews of new features as they're still in development.

Thanks for your support!

Do my projects help you out by saving you time and money? Do you want to support the creation of new, open source, high quality tools for ActionScript developers? Please consider becoming a patron.
Tiers
Indie Developer
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Buy me a beer once a month to say, "Hey, I appreciate the work you're doing!"

  • You'll get access to patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Professional Developer
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Do Josh's open source projects help you build better apps? Do they save you time and money? Support a guy who loves building libraries and tools to help his fellow developers.

  • You'll get access to patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Team
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Take a moment to invest in the libraries and tools that keep your team finishing projects on time, and at the highest quality.


You'll get the following rewards:


  • Access to a private Slack channel — exclusively for all patrons at the Team level or higher. Chat with Josh and fellow patrons during the work day.
  • Patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Small Business Sponsor
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Become a sponsor, and put your company's name and URL in front thousands of developers who love working with ActionScript.


You'll get the following rewards:


  • Company name and link in the README file of the every new version of one of Josh's projects (your choice!) released while you're a sponsor.
  • Access to a private Slack channel — exclusively for all patrons at the Team level or higher. Chat with Josh and fellow patrons during the work day.
  • Patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Corporate Sponsor
$500 or more per month 1 patron
Do all of your large-scale, high-profile projects benefit from the power of Josh's work? Invest in the future of projects that save your business time and money.


You'll get the following rewards:


  • An enthusiastic public thank you from @joshtynjala on social media.
  • Company name and link in the README file of the every new version of one of Josh's projects (your choice!) released while you're a sponsor.
  • Access to a private Slack channel — exclusively for all patrons at the Team level or higher. Chat with Josh and fellow patrons during the work day.
  • Patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Hi, I'm Josh Tynjala, and I'm the creator of open source projects like Feathers UI and the ActionScript & MXML extension for Visual Studio Code.

Open source has been a huge part of my career. In the past, I worked at Yahoo, and I helped build their open source "Astra" AS3 and Flex components. I also released a number of custom Flex components that I developed in my free time, like flextreemap and flexwires. I've even contributed to the compilers in Apache Flex and Apache Royale to make them better! My best work comes from helping other developers get their projects done faster with high quality components and tools.

Feathers

Feathers started out as simple mobile UI components that I needed for some casual games that I was developing with Adobe AIR for iOS and Android. This was before Stage 3D, when AIR on mobile was still brand new. When Stage 3D and Starling Framework were introduced, I redesigned those components to take advantage of the GPU, I open sourced them, and Feathers was born. Since then, it has expanded from simple buttons, toggle switches, sliders, and lists into a huge collection of components for building complete apps on mobile, desktop, and even smart TVs.

Patrons get look behind the scenes at the newest components and features coming to future versions of Feathers, as they're still in development.



ActionScript/MXML in Visual Studio Code

Adobe no longer updates Flash Builder, and the latest version isn't particularly stable anymore. While ActionScript and MXML support continues to be maintained in IntelliJ IDEA, there hasn't been a lot of new development lately. Newer SDKs, like the Feathers SDK and Apache Royale, require special workarounds and extra configuration to work. We deserve better.

That's why I started working on an ActionScript & MXML language extension for Microsoft's popular (and open source!) Visual Studio Code editor. I believe that it's now up to the community to ensure that we continue to have a modern development environment for ActionScript that supports all of the SDKs and features that we use today to build our projects.



When I work on Feathers, my main editor is now Visual Studio Code. I use my extension every single day so that the needs of real-world projects are driving its development. Additionally, multiple developers contributing to Apache Royale use the extension to work on the Royale framework and components. Here's what Harbs had to say about the extension:



As a patron, your contribution will support continued development of this VSCode extension, and I will share exclusive, early previews of new features as they're still in development.

Thanks for your support!

Do my projects help you out by saving you time and money? Do you want to support the creation of new, open source, high quality tools for ActionScript developers? Please consider becoming a patron.

Recent posts by Josh Tynjala

Tiers
Indie Developer
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
Buy me a beer once a month to say, "Hey, I appreciate the work you're doing!"

  • You'll get access to patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Professional Developer
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Do Josh's open source projects help you build better apps? Do they save you time and money? Support a guy who loves building libraries and tools to help his fellow developers.

  • You'll get access to patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Team
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Take a moment to invest in the libraries and tools that keep your team finishing projects on time, and at the highest quality.


You'll get the following rewards:


  • Access to a private Slack channel — exclusively for all patrons at the Team level or higher. Chat with Josh and fellow patrons during the work day.
  • Patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Small Business Sponsor
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Become a sponsor, and put your company's name and URL in front thousands of developers who love working with ActionScript.


You'll get the following rewards:


  • Company name and link in the README file of the every new version of one of Josh's projects (your choice!) released while you're a sponsor.
  • Access to a private Slack channel — exclusively for all patrons at the Team level or higher. Chat with Josh and fellow patrons during the work day.
  • Patron-only, behind the scenes updates.
Corporate Sponsor
$500 or more per month 1 patron
Do all of your large-scale, high-profile projects benefit from the power of Josh's work? Invest in the future of projects that save your business time and money.


You'll get the following rewards:


  • An enthusiastic public thank you from @joshtynjala on social media.
  • Company name and link in the README file of the every new version of one of Josh's projects (your choice!) released while you're a sponsor.
  • Access to a private Slack channel — exclusively for all patrons at the Team level or higher. Chat with Josh and fellow patrons during the work day.
  • Patron-only, behind the scenes updates.