Archive for November, 2011

Book review: haXe 2 Beginner’s Guide

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

So there’s this haXe book that came out in July, and I was supposed to review it.

For those of you who don’t know, haXe is an ECMAScript-based programming language with awesome features. Its compiler is fast; it targets Flash, JavaScript, PHP, nekoVM (a speedy virtual machine like Flash or Java that is extensible) and native platforms. You can even write functions in it that change the way your haXe code is compiled.

Understandably, people who are new to haXe spend a lot of time using it the way they’d use the languages they’re used to. The haXe 2 Beginner’s Guide covers all the usual things people are familiar with, but then it guides the reader steadily through the trickier concepts. Good thing too, because that’s where the fun is.