Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript (Paperback)
There are estimated more than two million Flash developers worldwide. A lot of them have turned to making mobile applications with the help of Flash-based technologies like Adobe AIR and the ActionScript programming language in the last few years. With the advent of iOS and the decline of Flash, most developers are moving on to using native tools and languages, instead of Adobe AIR. Apple's new programming language, Swift, has evened out the learning curve to getting into native iOS development, especially for programmers versed in ActionScript. Migrating to Swift from Flash and ActionScript provides a quick way for the experienced Flash and ActionScript developer to get started with iOS programming using Swift by building on their current skills and knowledge. The reader is taken through migration on three levels: tools, workflow and programming language with the help of step-by-step illustrated tutorials and recipes for specific situations.
Radoslava Leseva Adams is a software developer and programming book author. Her affair with programming languages began in the early 90s, when her father handed her a book on Basic as a form of summer holiday entertainment. Since then she has built a career out of freely jumping between different languages and platforms, including C, C++, Delphi, Java, ActionScript, Objective-C and most recently Swift. She passionately hates wordy manuals and having to click more than once to do a build. Radoslava and her brother, Hristo, run EasyNativeExtensions.com and DiaDraw.com, where they help ActionScript developers do cross-platform programming with AIR Native Extensions.Dr. Hristo Lesev is a software developer at heart, passionate speaker, educator and entrepreneur. Having had long experience with C++, C# and ActionScript for desktop and mobile, lately he can be heard more and more often advocating for Swift as the latest and greatest. While not busy developing mobile apps, Hristo enjoys teaching other developers as an assistant professor at Plovdiv University, Bulgaria. He is obsessed with computer graphics and can be found coding 3D stuff late at night.