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Haxe, a language that compiles to JS...

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Hi JSLovers!

With this ONLINE meetup I'd like to see if we can invite people from all over the world to share with us new methodologies, techniques and programming languages in order to have an idea of what's going on not only here in UK but all over the world.

For our first ONLINE meetup Andy Li from Hong Kong is going to talk about Haxe for JS developers:

Thu 15th October at 12.30 (London time)

Haxe, a language that compiles to JS... as well as Java/C#/PHP/C++/Python etc.

Nowadays there are a lot of languages that are able to compile to JS (e.g. Dart, TypeScript, Java/GWT etc.). One that is less well-known, but will surely blow your mind, is Haxe. It is one of the earliest languages that target JS (since 2006). It is a statically-typed language with ECMAScript like syntax.

The Haxe compiler outputs lightweight, well-optimized JS code. Besides JS, it compiles to 8 other targets, which are Java, C#, PHP, C++, Python, Flash (AS3 and SWF), and Neko.
In this talk, Andy will introduce Haxe with a focus on its JS target. He will compare Haxe with JS, as well as other compile-to-JS languages. He will analyze why Haxe is able to provide portability, better run-time performance, and a more maintainable code base all at once.

Andy Li joined the Haxe Foundation (http://haxe.org) right after completing his PhD study in the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He is interested in programming language theories as well as mobile user interface, interactivity, installation art and generative graphics.

This is the link for the live event: https://plus.google.com/events/c834kn0hcckdvcobju21duiabdk

I'm more than open to discuss the format and new ideas with you all guys so don't be shy and let me know your thoughts.