haXe

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An Open Source, free, portable, modern, multi-platform and very powerful programming language

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haXe is an open source, cross-platform, universal, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use programming language that can be used to effortlessly develop feature rich applications that work on any operating system and hardware architecture.

The project comprises of a collection of development utilities, including the programming language, a cross-compiler, a standard library, additional tools, as well as several other frameworks and utilities.

Integrates with C++, Java, C#, Python, Node.js, HTML5 and PHP

It is a free and multi-platform programming language that’s specifically targeted for the C++, PHP, Flash, JavaScript, HTML5, Node.js, C#, Python and NekoVM platforms. It lets developers to choose the best platform before they start a new project.

haXe provides a standardized language that includes numerous attractive features, platform-specific libraries that give you full access to a platform’s APIs, as well as a standard library that works the same on all supported platforms.

Supported on iSO and Android operating systems

With haXe, which is used by hundreds of thousands of application developers worldwide, you will be able to build amazing games, powerful apps, useful tools, and flexible frameworks that are supported on both Android and iOS mobile operating systems.

Mandatory example

Want to see how haXe code looks like right now? Take a look at the example below for a quick taste of haXe.

class Test {

static function main() {

var people = [

  "Elizabeth" => "Programming",

  "Joel" => "Design"

];

for (name in people.keys()) {

  var job = people[name];

  trace('$name does $job for a living!');

}

}

}

Getting started with haXe

haXe requires no installation on the GNU/Linux platform, which means that in order to use it, you will have to download the pre-built binary package that corresponds to your computer’s architecture (64-bit or 32-bit), save the archive on your Home directory, unpack it, open the extracted folder, fire up the Terminal app and run the ./haxe command.

haXe was reviewed by Marius Nestor
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Last updated on December 11th, 2014
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