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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS] No more JS!
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2015 18:05:51 GMT
Oh, sorry, didn't mean to make it sound like it was my idea to do the back
port.  Definitely, Mike, Josh and Fred got the ball rolling.


On 12/17/15, 3:09 AM, "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
>here. haha
>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
>> 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
>>  I'm sure there will be bugs to fix from the back port, and plenty of
>> 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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