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From AS3 to Objective-C

Some days after my article about what is happening to Flash developers, I have started to learn Objective-C and I already like it!
In this post, I will try to compare ActionScript 3 to Objecitive-C. I’m really new to Objective-C so if you find any errors in what I say, please add a comment to correct me.

According to Wikipedia : Objective-C is a reflective, object-oriented programming language that adds Smalltalk-style messaging to the C programming language. Today, it is used primarily on Apple’s Mac OS X and iOS. Objective-C is the primary language used for Apple’s Cocoa API.

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Starting with haXe

I heard a lot about haXe recently, so I made ​​the leap. This is a short introduction with demo to the haXe language.

haXe is a multiplatform language. You can use it to target Flash, JavaScript, C++, Php, and soon C# and Java. What does it mean ? You write your program in haXe and you chose on which platform you will export it. It is compiled on its target platform : .swf .php .js …

“The idea behind haXe is to let the developer choose the best platform for a given job. In general, this is not easy to do, because every new platform comes with its own programming language. What haXe provides you with is:
– a standardized language with many good features
– a standard library (including Date, Xml, Math…) that works the same on all platforms
– platform-specific libraries : the full APIs for a given platform are accessible from haXe”

In this short tutorial, I will target on two platforms .swf and binaries file (cpp) with the same code!

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