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From Kessler CTR Mark J <mark.kessler....@usmc.mil>
Subject RE: [FlexJS] No more JS!
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:53:28 GMT
Awesome news.  A great milestone.

-Mark

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:09 AM
To: dev@flex.apache.org
Subject: [FlexJS] No more JS!

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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