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From Nick Collins <ndcoll...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Flex and alternative VM targets...
Date Tue, 15 May 2012 13:56:48 GMT
MXML with Groovy would be a very interesting concept.

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Michael Montoya <
michael.montoya@insightvisuals.com> wrote:

> > A lot of projects have been successful programing to the JVM.
>
> Dave,
>
> While I know you intended this as a comparison, it does raise and
> interesting possibility for a potential life-line to Flex should
> development in the Flash Player cease or take a different direction from
> the community's vision...
>
> In my view, at a high level, Flex is, above all, a methodology for quickly
> and effectively building apps utilizing a declarative syntax (MXML) for the
> view layer and a dynamic language (ActionScript) for the event/logic layer.
>
> If it ever came down to it, you could just as well replace ActionScript
> with Java, leaving the MXML syntax virtually the same and target the JVM
> (or other virtual machine yet to be developed).
>
> As an aside, it is interesting to see Java targeting OpenGL in initiatives
> like this one: http://jmonkeyengine.com .
>
> I would love Flash (you can replace "Flash" with whatever bytecode is
> compiled by Flex) to alternatively use OpenGL / DirectX  on the desktop and
> something like WebGL in the browser as it's rendering engine - this would
> really raise the stakes and make it a compelling target for game developers
> though, for the time being, it seems like Adobe has already made 3D gaming
> it's current focus for the Flash Player.
>

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