This week Adobe announced plans for donating Flex SDK and BlazeDS to the Apache Software Foundation. The fine print of that statement mentions two projects, Falcon and FalconJS:
- Falcon, the next-generation MXML and ActionScript compiler that is currently under development (this will be contributed when complete in 2012)
You’ll find a few details about FalconJS towards the end of Adobe’s statement:
We have undertaken some experimental work in this area, but remain unsure as to the viability of fully translating Flex-based content to HTML.
The Falcon JS cross-compiler, referenced above, represents this early work and intent to contribute this to the open source project.
So what is FalconJS? Is it any good? When will FalconJS become available?
Those are probably the questions that many Flex developers would love to have answered. Unfortunately, I can only begin to answer the first question (as the developer who came up with and implemented FalconJS).
That’s my short description of FalconJS.
Adobe hosted a Flex Community Summit in San Francisco early December this year. The recordings are now available at Adobe TV and there is a segment about Falcon and FalconJS that I recommend watching:
Open Discussion about Falcon and FalconJS
Adobe is in the process of donating Falcon and FalconJS to the Apache Foundation as part of the Apache Flex project. If you are interested in the progress of those and other Flex related projects please subscribe to their developer mailing list.
Just a quick update on FalconJS and the Apache Flex incubator project:
On 11/23/2012 Alex Harui reported that FalconJS has landed in Apache’s source depot.