Ashley entity framework
Jul 20 2014 · 2 min read · Comments
Loads of stuff in the pipeline lately: new job, finishing my book and some Ashley development. What? You don't know what Ashley is? Here is a brief, straight from GitHub.
A tiny entity framework written in Java. It's inspired by frameworks like Ash (hence the name) and Artemis. Ashley tries to be a high-performance entity framework without the use of black-magic and thus making the API easy and transparent to use.
Long story short: Ashley is awesome.
Stefan Batchmann started the project on February 2013. Since he is rather busy making actual games, he asked me to look after the project and I gladly accepted.
Entity systems are really cool and can help you write cleaner game code, avoiding the classic inheritance hierarchy hell. This article does a pretty good job at explaining the benefits of entity systems.
It's funny how strongly opinionated developers seem to feel towards entity systems. Some love them, some hate them. Have a read, experiment with Ashley and decide for yourself.
The readme will help to you get started. Please, do not hesitate to open an issue if you find any problems. If you send a pull request, you will have our unconditional love.
Expect more Ashley related articles soon!