Swift resources for Flash and ActionScript developers

Hello, fellow Flash developer! Did you find this page while looking for “the #Swift equivalent of this #ActionScript piece of code”? Or are you looking to transfer your #Flash skills into native #iOS development? In either case, you are in the right place. If you have spent some time making Flash apps and coding in ActionScript, you are well on your way to knowing your way around Swift and won’t need to start from scratch. We have collected some resources that can help on your learning journey: they have been created with your experience in mind and by developers who speak your language – after Read More

Categories: AIR Native Extensions.

Use your Flash skills to code with Swift

We have a brand new book for Flash and ActionScript developers who want to make iOS apps with with Swift, called Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript. You can get the electronic edition (Kindle, PDF, EPUB) from Amazon or Apress or you can pre-order the print edition, which is coming out on November 13th 2016. You can also download a free sample here.. Is Flash dead? Not quite yet. And neither are your Flash and ActionScript skills. But we can all feel the wind of change that Swift – Apple’s latest programming language – is bringing. This might be sad news for Read More

Categories: AIR Native Extensions and News.

Asserting your way in ActionScript and Objective-C

We often get asked “what’s with all those assert statements in your code”? This concept was hammered in my head when I was a junior programmer, so I feel kind of old every time I am asked to explain it. But hey… An assert is usually defined as a “debug-only macro that aborts execution if its argument is false”. (See Steve Maguire’s Writing Solid Code) In other languages, like ActionScript, where you don’t have macros, you can use other techniques to achieve the same effect. The idea is that you use an assert as a diagnostic tool to help you Read More

Categories: AIR Native Extensions and Tutorials.