September 30, 2016

Preview: The Starling Handbook

Do you know the feeling? When you're extremely familiar with a library or framework, it suddenly steps out of the way, allowing you to focus completely on your actual application. That's when you become truly efficient as a developer. With the project I'm introducing today, I want to make you...

September 30, 2016

Starling 2.1

The last Starling release, version 2.0, left almost no stone unturned. You can imagine that I was quite anxious about how everything would work once it was out in the wild! Would the new API really move your projects to the next level — or would it crumble once confronted...

April 28, 2016

The Road to Starling 2

Here's another quick update for all Starling developers — no worries, I'll keep it short today! Starling 2.0.1 First of all, I wanted to tell you that I just released the maintenance release 2.0.1 on GitHub, which fixes a few minor issues that were reported during the last couple of...

April 19, 2016

Starling 2.0 Final

It's been several weeks already since I offered you a first look at the brand new version of Starling (if you haven't read my previous post yet, make sure to do so before continuing: Starling 2.0 Beta). Many developers were brave enough to take it for a test ride or...

February 29, 2016

Starling 2.0 Beta

Seven months ago, I set myself the goal of bringing Starling to the next level. To completely rethink its rendering architecture; to make it more extendable; to clean up all the tiny little compromises that had built up since its first release, and make every single class something to be...

November 4, 2015

Introducing Starling Builder

It's been a while since we had a guest post on our blog! But when Johann Huang from SGN told me about the project he was working on, I knew we had to spread the word about this to as many developers as possible. Johann, thanks a lot for this...

July 2, 2015

Starling 1.7

Hey guys, it's hard to believe, but it's July already! So far, 2015 has been an extremely busy year for our little bird, so it's high time to release a new stable version. After all, you ought to be able to make use of all the features and improvements that...