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From jude <>
Subject Re: [RT] Awesome FlexNext User Experience (was: Starting with the Whiteboard code)
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:09:54 GMT
The ease of making HTML pages was partly what hooked me so long ago. I
could type something in a text editor and it would show up rendered in the

What about a browser plug in that would handle .mxml files? Then you'd just
drag and drop an MXML file to the browser and it would render?


On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Martin Heidegger <>wrote:

> The differences to languages like Python is that AS3 requires a compiler,
> and unlike - for example - haXe the compiler for AS3 is not written in AS3.
> One option is to implement that nice functionality would be a compiler in
> AS3. There is rudimentary ActionScript 3 evaluator called "Eval" available
> [1].
> The  other option would be to "call" the Compiler using a Java executable.
> [2] That will work "perfectly" but requires the java plugin to be installed.
> The third option would be to compile it on a server which well ... would
> require a server. Wonderfl is nice but highly proprietary. And we could not
> use
> those examples offline.
> A completely different approach would be to implement a "IDE" tutorial. To
> be used with all AS3 ide's out there. You download the IDE and there you
> have access to documentation from Apache. This way all the IDE's could
> provide the same Flex documentation that "interacts" with their editor.
> Just thoughts.
> yours
> Martin.
> [1]
> [2]

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