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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS] No more JS!
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:20:39 GMT
WOW.  A significant milestone!

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 12:09 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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