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haXe is an exciting new programming language, as well as a compiler and a framework, that can be used to build web applications and write code aimed at multiple platforms on an array of operating systems. Neko is a fast, flexible, and reliable cross-platform virtual machine that allows for the execution of haXe applications on Windows®, Mac®, or Linux® desktops. As the first title to focus on haXe and Neko, this book walks you through unleashing the potential of these two free tools in order to use them to develop desktop and web based applications, including server-side and client side logic, using a single language. Step-by-step instructions and helpful examples uncover adventurous ways to build dynamic, database-driven web sites with Ajax-powered pages and eye-catching Flash content—all with using only the solitary language of haXe.
What you will learn from this book
How to install and use haXe
Tips for understanding functions and variables in haXe
How to build desktop applications using Flash, native GUI frameworks and SDL
Tips for understanding functions, variables and Object Oriented Programming in haXe
Techniques for building reusable code
The benefits of haXe advanced features such as templates, reflection,XML and cross-complication
Who this book is for
This book is for web developers who are looking to reduce the number of languages that are required to produce a single software solution. Experience with ActionScript, Java, or another ECMA language is helpful but not required.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Lee McColl-Sylvester is an expert ActionScript developer as well as a seasoned master in systems integrations. A student in Visual Communications, he evolved his career specializing in advanced graphical interface development, as well as information management systems, database architecture, and hardware communications implementation. An inventor at heart, Lee discovered haXe while tinkering in the Open Source Flash arena.
Lee is self - employed and can be reached through the haXe mailing list, or his website www.designrealm.co.uk.