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From Harbs <harbs.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS] No more JS!
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:33:17 GMT
Hi Mike,

A huge thanks definitely goes to you for this! (You SHOULD feel good about your work. It doesn’t
sound self centered to me at all.) Your work on the compiler really opened up tremendous possibilities!

Thanks!
Harbs

On Dec 17, 2015, at 1:09 PM, Michael Schmalle <teotigraphixllc@gmail.com> wrote:

> Nice, this is great for me, my time writing the externs compiler actually
> helped you out. I know I sound a but self centered here but your paragraph
> above is exactly the thing I was thinking about when I wrote the initial
> "proposal" for doing  it.
> 
> So anyway, I think you can recall the conversation Alex and see some dejavu
> here. haha
> 
> Mike
> 
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 3:09 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I am happy to announce that we've completed the "back port" of the FlexJS
>> JavaScript files to ActionScript.  There are no longer any JavaScript
>> source files in the FlexJS framework code base.  All JS-specific code is
>> now written in ActionScript and cross-compiled to JavaScript.
>> 
>> This is a significant accomplishment because it proves that ActionScript
>> is a viable object-oriented language for writing JavaScript, similar to
>> how TypeScript is used.  And it proves that our tool chain and workflow
>> can be used to create large code bases that utilize 3rd-party libraries.
>> Thanks go to all of those who were involved in this effort.
>> 
>> I expect that, going forward, our productivity in developing FlexJS will
>> be higher because we won't have to deal with as many mistakes in our JS
>> code.  The tool chain catches lots of issues long before you run anything.
>> I'm sure there will be bugs to fix from the back port, and plenty of bugs
>> in JIRA already, but now we can get back to bug fixes and features and
>> making FlexJS the new way of creating applications.
>> 
>> Short-term, I'm hoping we'll get the regular Flex 4.15.0 SDK released
>> soon, then I hope to release all of this back-ported code as a FlexJS
>> 0.6.0.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> -Alex
>> 
>> 


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