On September 10th 2014 Nicolas Cannasse will introduce the audience to the cross-platform toolkit Haxe that he has developed in the recent years. Haxe is an open source toolkit based on a modern, high level programming language. With Haxe, developers can easily build cross-platform tools targeting all the mainstream platforms natively: Flash, iOS, Android, HTML5, Java, C++, PHP, Python and some more.
Haxe includes a cross-compiler and a complete cross-platform standard library to access each platform's native capabilities. The streaming service TiVo and presentation tool Prezi already make use of Haxe to run their applications on different platforms. During the GameDuell TechTalk Nicolas Cannasse will give an overview about the architecture of Haxe, the tools interacting with it and present some use cases. The evening lecture will start at 19:00, doors open at 18:30. Registration is available via XING Events for free.
Writing cross-platform libraries with Haxe
Nicolas Cannasse will start his GameDuell TechTalk with a look behind the curtain of Haxe, introducing the architecture of the framework and the functionality from the user’s point of view. He will continue to discuss the tools interacting with Haxe such as the IDEs, OpenFL and other libraries. Crossing over to the practical usage Nicolas Cannasse will explain how to write cross-platform libraries using the haxe cross-platform APIs giving examples of his own development work like scripting in Haxe, Castle DB, a Heaps engine with shader system, the cross-platform game Evoland as well as third-party projects like the the ones of TiVo and Prezi. Further information about Haxe is available at haxe.org.
About the Speaker
Nicolas Cannasse was co-founder of Motion Twin, one of the leading studios developing Flash-based browser games in France, and co-founded Shiro Games in 2012, where he is now developing Indie Games. He is Director of the Haxe Foundation and wrote MTASC , an open source ActionScript2 compiler which is widely used by professional Flash developers around the world. Nicolas designed and implemented the Neko virtual machine, which is used at Motion Twin to power their web games with hundreds of thousands daily users. Regularly he speaks at tech conferences such as the yearly Haxe WWX in Paris, the FITC in San Francisco, the Flash Gaming Summit, the Head conference, 24C3, OFLA, FOTB, OSCON, Spark Europe and several more. Nicolas Cannasse is 35 years old and lives in Bordeaux, France. His blog is available here: ncannasse.fr
Tech Talk Schedule
18:30 – Doors open
19:00 – Presentation by Nicolas Cannasse incl. Q & A
20:15 – Get Together with drinks and snacks
As always the GameDuell TechTalk is free of charge.
Registration is available here.
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