The Haxe Toolkit
The Haxe cross-platform toolkit consists in the following components :
- The Haxe Programming Language
The Haxe programming language is a high level strictly typed programming language which is used by the Haxe compiler to produce cross-platform native code. The Haxe programming language is easy to learn if you are familiar already with either Java, C++, PHP, AS3 or similar object oriented languages. The Haxe programming language has been especially designed in order to adapt the various platforms native behaviors and allow efficient cross-platform development.
- The Haxe Cross-Compiler
The Haxe Compiler is responsible for translating the Haxe programming language to the target platform native source code or binary. Each platform is natively supported, without any overhead coming from running inside a virtual machine. The Haxe Compiler is very efficient and can compile thousands of classes in seconds.
- The Haxe standard library
The Haxe standard library provides a common set of highly tested APIs that gives you complete cross-platform behavior. This includes data structures, maths and date, serialization, reflection, bytes, crypto, file system, database access, etc. The Haxe standard library also includes platform-specific API that gives you access to important parts of the platform capabilities, and can be easily extended.
- Haxe Additional Tools
The Haxe cross-platform toolkit comes with additional tools and features that can be used to develop and distribute cross-platform tools.
- Haxe-based frameworks and tools
Several frameworks have been built with Haxe and can be used to develop cross-platform applications, depending on your target usage.
The Haxe Foundation
After years of open source development, the Haxe Foundation was created to fund long term Haxe development and provide support to companies using Haxe.
The goals of the Haxe Foundation are:
- To support the whole Haxe ecosystem by funding core technologies
- To provide a single point of contact for companies that wish to evaluate Haxe as a potential solution
- To offer Paid Support Plans ensuring that somebody will always be available to answer the phone when you need help
- To help the Haxe Open Source Community by organizing events and user groups